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Montana Environmental Information Center v. United States Bureau of Land Management

The Ninth Circuit vacated and remanded a lower court decision that environmental groups lacked standing to challenge BLM...

National Ass'n of Home Builders v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

The D.C. Circuit held that building and development associations lacked standing to challenge consent decrees that require FWS to determine, in accordance with a settlement-defined schedule, whether 251 species should be listed as...

Federal Forest Resource Coalition v. Vilsack

A district court held that trade associations and nonprofit corporations representing members of the timber industry lack standing to challenge the Forest Service's 2012 planning rule governing development of individual land and...

Sierra Club v. Jewell

The D.C. Circuit held that environmental groups have standing to challenge DOI's decision to remove the Blair Mountain Battlefield—the site of a large 1921 coal miner uprising in West Virginia—from the National Register of Historic...

Kunaknana v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

A district court held that an environmental group lacked standing to challenge a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit issued to an oil company to fill certain wetlands in the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska for a future drill site. The...

Northern Laramie Range Alliance v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Tenth Circuit held that landowners lacked standing to challenge two wind energy projects in Wyoming. FERC certified the projects under the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act, which seeks to promote renewable energy sources by...

Washington Environmental Council v. Bellon

The Ninth Circuit held that environmental groups lacked standing to compel the Washington State Department of Ecology and other regional agencies to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from the state's five oil refineries under the CAA....

Montana Environmental Information Center v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court dismissed environmental groups' claims that BLM failed to adequately consider climate change, global warming, and greenhouse gases (GHGs) in violation of NEPA before it approved oil and gas leases on federal land in...

Grocery Manufacturers Ass'n v. Environmental Protection Agency

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition to rehear trade associations' lawsuits challenging two EPA decisions approving the introduction of E15—a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol—for use in select motor vehicles and engines. Trade...

Wildearth Guardians v. Salazar

A district court dismissed environmental groups' lawsuits challenging BLM's decision to authorize the leasing of certain public lands in northeastern Wyoming for coal mining operations. The groups, who claim that BLM failed to prepare...

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