Jump to Navigation
Jump to Content

Courts of appeals

Sandia, Pueblo of v. Babbitt

The court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to hear intervening homeowners' appeal of a suit concerning a boundary dispute between Native Americans and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Native...

Martin v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court denies a property owner's petition to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) authorization of the construction of a pipeline that would traverse part of the owner's historic property. The court first holds...

HRI, Inc. v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to implement the direct federal underground injection control (UIC) program on certain New Mexico lands based on their Native American or disputed...

Molycorp, Inc. v. EPA

The court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to review a mining corporation's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) claims arising from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) document addressing whether certain mining...

Granholm ex rel. Mich. Dep't of Natural Resources v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court holds that a state's failure to seek rehearing of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) order on remand in a case involving a hydroelectric power license application deprives the court of jurisdiction. After...

American Rivers v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court dismisses environmental groups' petition to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) refusal to initiate an Endangered Species Act (ESA) §7(a)(2) consultation regarding its ongoing regulatory authority over a...

Forest Guardians v. Babbitt

The court holds that the Secretary of the Interior violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by failing to designate critical habitat for the silvery minnow. The Secretary claimed that he could not complete the minnow's critical habitat...

Rainsong Co. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court holds untimely a company's notice of appeal of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) denial of its application for a license to build a hydroelectric dam in the Olympic National Forest. The court first holds that...

California v. Campbell

The court holds that the trustees of a manufacturer's estate are liable for the trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination under state nuisance and environmental laws. A district court issued interlocutory orders finding the trustees liable...

California v. Campbell

The court holds that the Eleventh Amendment does not immunize a receiver of estate trusts from being sued solely in its representative capacity. The state of California filed suit against the trustees of a manufacturer's estate to...