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Segmentation to avoid EIS requirements

Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit held that FERC violated NEPA when it approved the expansion of a natural gas pipeline in the Northeast. The project will upgrade a portion of a much longer natural gas pipeline known as the 300 Line. An environmental...

Coalition on W. Valley Nuclear Wastes v. Chu

The Second Circuit held that DOE's EIS concerning waste management activities at a nuclear service center near Buffalo, New York, complied with NEPA and with the terms of a 1987 settlement agreement between the agency and an...

Coalition on W. Valley Nuclear Wastes v. Department of Energy

A district court denied plaintiff environmental group's motion for summary judgment under the Administrative Procedure Act to compel compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and to enforce a 1987 stipulation. The U.S...

Wilds v. South Carolina Dep't of Transp.

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Transportation and the South Carolina Department of Transportation did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by segmenting their environmental analysis for federally funded...

Wetlands Action Network v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it issued a permit to a developer that planned to fill wetlands for a mixed use development project in Los Angeles...

South Carolina ex rel. Campbell v. O'Leary

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it decided to import 409 spent nuclear fuel rods for storage at the Savannah River site in South Carolina without...