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Missouri v. Craig

The court holds that an action alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adopted annual operating plans for the Missouri River for the 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 navigation seasons in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act...

Knaust v. Kingston, City of

The court holds moot property owners appeal of a district court's denial of their motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin federal funding and construction of a proposed business park. The property owners claim that the business...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Houston

The court holds that the Bureau of Reclamation violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by renewing water supply contracts with several water districts in California before consulting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and...

Powder River Basin Resource Council v. Babbitt

The court holds that the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not bar a citizen group that was denied attorney fees by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality from asserting a Surface Mining Control and Reclamation...

Mannington Mills, Inc. v. Shinn

The court holds that a state environmental department did not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by considering a vinyl flooring manufacturer's ability to pay for cleaning up environmental contamination at its...

Seattle Audubon Soc'y v. Lyons

The court dissolves a 1992 injunction that prevented the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) from auctioning or awarding timber sales to log suitable habitat for the northern spotted owl in Regions 5 and 6 until the Forest Service...

United States v. Taylor

The court holds moot landowners' challenge to a district court order granting the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) access to contaminated property and vacates the lower court's assessment of civil penalties for the...

In re L.F. Jennings Oil Co.

The court holds that a bankruptcy court's order allowing a trustee to abandon a contaminated site that was part of the bankrupt estate did not violate the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Midlantic National Bank v. New Jersey...

Pacific N.W. Generating Coop. v. Brown

The court holds that an electric power cooperative, metal corporations, and a nonprofit corporation representing consumer-owned electric utilities lack standing to challenge the decision of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)...

Atlantic States Legal Found. v. Pan Am. Tanning Corp.

The court holds moot a citizen suit under §505 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) against a tannery operator for alleged discharges of industrial wastewater into a New York State sewer system in violation of the FWPCA...