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Tinoqui-Chalola Council of Kitanemuk & Yowlumne Tejon Indians v. Department of Energy

The court holds that although the sale of an oil field in California did not moot environmental groups' claims against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for violating the Endangered Species Act's (ESA's) consultation provisions, the...

Bayou Liberty Ass'n v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds moot a neighborhood association's claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act when it issued a permit for the construction of a retail development. The court first holds...

Southwest Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds moot an environmental group's claim that the U.S. Forest Service violated §7(a) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when it granted several livestock grazing permits within the Tonto National Forest without first...

Alaska Ctr. for the Env't v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service complied with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it issued a special use permit to a helicopter-guided skiing company in Chugach National Forest in Alaska without conducting an...

Aluminum Co. of Am. v. Administrator

The court denies a petition to review the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA's) record of decision (ROD) regarding the operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)...

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...

Waste Management of Pennsylvania, Inc. v. Shinn

The court holds that New Jersey's self-sufficiency policy, whose goal is to eliminate the use of out-of-state disposal facilities by the year 2000, violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The state implemented the policy...

Airport Neighbors Alliance, Inc. v. United States

The court holds that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) does not require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to consider the master plan for an airport's expansion in an environmental assessment (EA) of the upgrade of...