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Supplemental EIS (SEIS)

Applications for a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed NorthMet Project

In an unpublished opinion, a state appellate court upheld the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' decision denying a request for the preparation of a supplemental EIS for a proposed copper-nickel-platinum group elements mine....

Black Warrior Riverkeeper v. Alabama Department of Transportation

A district court, in a 126-page opinion, dismissed environmental groups' NEPA lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Highway Administration in connection with a...

Defenders of Wildlife v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement

A district court held that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) did not violate NEPA or the ESA when it accepted over 300 bids for oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico...

Russell County Sportsmen v. United States Forest Service

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court decision invalidating the U.S. Forest Service's 2007 travel management plan for parts of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Nothing in the Montana Wilderness Study Act of 1977, which...

Holy Cross Neighborhood Ass'n v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A district court enjoined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from continuing with its Industrial Canal Lock Replacement Project in New Orleans until it complies with NEPA and the CWA. The canal is a manmade waterway that provides...

North Slope Borough v. Minerals Management Serv.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing an Alaskan community's lawsuit against the Minerals Management Service (MMS) challenging its decision not to prepare a supplemental EIS for a proposed oil and gas lease sale...

Winthrop, Town of v. Federal Aviation Admin.

The First Circuit denied a petition for review of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) order permitting the construction of a new taxiway at Boston's Logan International Airport. The new taxiway is intended to ease congestion at the...

Missouri v. Corps of Eng'rs

The Eighth Circuit held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it implemented certain revisions to the operational document for the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir...

North Slope Borough v. Minerals Management Serv.

A district court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Alaska native groups seeking to rescind certain oil and gas leases issued by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in 2007. The MMS prepared an EIS in 2003 for lease sales that were to occur...

Vermont Pub. Interest Research Group v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv.

The court holds that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS') final supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS) for its program to control the population of sea lampreys in Lake Champlain and its tributaries was adequate. In...