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Cumulative impacts

Idaho Sporting Congress v. Rittenhouse

The court holds that two U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) timber sales in the Boise National Forest in Idaho violated the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Environmental groups...

Texas Comm. on Natural Resources v. Van Winkle

A district court granted summary judgment to an environmental group on their claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to consider the cumulative impacts of construction...

Carmel-by-the-Sea, City of v. Department of Transp.

The court holds that most of the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed highway realignment through Hatton Canyon near Carmel-by-the-Sea in California satisfies the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the...

Seattle Audubon Soc'y v. Moseley

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management's choice of a forest management plan with an 80 percent species viability for federal lands that include northern spotted owl habitat did not violate the...

Oregon Natural Resources Council v. Marsh

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) failed to comply with a prior court order directing it to prepare a second environmental impact statement supplement (EISS-2) addressing the cumulative environmental...

Ausable Manistee Action Council, Inc. v. Stump

The court holds that the U.S. Army, the Michigan Department of Military Affairs, and the National Guard Bureau (agencies), did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in deciding to construct a tank firing range at a...

Shoshone-Paiute Tribe v. United States

A magistrate judge holds that the U.S. Department of the Air Force abused its discretion when it failed to include the impact of a new state-managed air-to-ground training range in an environmental impact statement (EIS) prepared under...