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Kansas Natural Resource Coalition v. United States Department of Interior

The Tenth Circuit affirmed dismissal of a challenge brought by an environmental group concerning conservation of the lesser prairie chicken. The group had argued that FWS unreasonably delayed submitting to Congress a 2003 policy...

El Paso, Texas v. Trump

The Fifth Circuit blocked a preliminary injunction issued by a district court that had barred the Trump Administration from using military funds to build portions of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The district court had...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court's dismissal of an environmental group's request to compel DOI to reinstate the Refuges Rule, which prohibited Alaska's predator-control methods on national wildlife refuges as well as certain...

Indigenous Environmental Network v. President Donald J. Trump

A district court denied a motion to dismiss a challenge to President Trump's issuance of a permit authorizing a pipeline company to construct a cross-border segment of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Environmental groups argued the permit...

Trump v. Sierra Club

The U.S. Supreme Court granted the Trump Administration's request to stay a district court order enjoining the use of military funds to build portions of a border wall along the Mexican border. The Court found that the government made a...

Tugaw Ranches, LLC v. United States Department of the Interior

A district court denied BLM's and the U.S. Forest Service's motion to dismiss a challenge by a cattle rancher for failing to submit land use plan amendments to protect the greater sage-grouse to Congress for review. The rancher, which...

South Carolina v. United States

A district court granted South Carolina's motion to preliminarily enjoin DOE from terminating a mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility project currently under construction until the case can be decided on its merits. The project is...

League of Conservation Voters v. Trump

A district court denied motions to dismiss environmental groups' lawsuit challenging Executive Order 13795, “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” which reversed President Obama’s withdrawal of 128 million acres in...

Public Citizen v. Trump

A district court held that public interest and environmental groups lacked standing to challenge the "two-for-one" executive order issued by President Trump on January 30, 2017. The order requires executive branch agencies to identify...

Sierra Club v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, denied an environmental group's petition for review challenging FERC's approval of a proposed liquefied natural gas project in Texas. The group argued that FERC violated NEPA in its...

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