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Vietnamese Fishermen Ass'n of Am. v. California Dep't of Fish & Game

The court holds that the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MFCMA) preempts a California constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of gill nets for harvesting groundfish south of 38 degrees N. latitude in the federal...

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Thompson

The court holds that environmental groups and private individuals are not entitled to a preliminary injunction prohibiting the U.S. Forest Service from implementing animal damage control (ADC) plans to reduce coyote populations in the...

Robertson v. Seattle Audubon Soc'y

The court reverses two district court decisions enjoining 16 fiscal year 1990 timber sales by the U.S. Forest Service that were found to violate the National Forest Management Act, and remands the case to the district court with...

Robertson v. Seattle Audubon Soc'y

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that §318(b)(6)(A) of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1990 does not violate the U.S. Constitution's separation of powers doctrine because the Act compelled changes...

Portland Audubon Soc'y v. Lujan

The court continues to enjoin the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from proceeding with timber sales in northern spotted owl habitat on BLM lands until the court decides whether BLM must prepare a supplemental environmental impact...

Seattle Audubon Soc'y v. Evans

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service is required by the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) to implement revised standards and guidelines to ensure the viability of the northern spotted owl, even though the U.S. Fish and...

National Wildlife Federation v. National Marine Fisheries Service

A district court, in a 149-page opinion, held that the government violated the ESA and NEPA when it approved its 2014 biological opinion (BiOp) for the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) and its impact on salmon and steelhead....