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Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court granted BLM's motion for voluntary remand in a challenge to the agency's resource management plan (RMP) and EIS for oil and gas leasing in western Colorado. Environmental groups argued that BLM violated NEPA by failing...

WildEarth Guardians v. United States Forest Service

A district court upheld decisions made by BLM and the Forest Service regarding an oil and gas development project on public lands within the Ashley National Forest. An environmental group argued the agencies violated NEPA and the...

WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt

A district court blocked expansion of a Montana surface coal mine, adopting a magistrate judge's findings and recommendations. Environmental groups challenged OSM's updated EA and reissued FONSI for the expansion. The magistrate judge...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The D.C. Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court order vacating a Mineral Leasing Act easement issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the Dakota Access Pipeline and directing the pipeline to be shut down. Native...

Friends of Animals v. Sheehan

A district court denied an animal rights group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to permits and safe harbor agreements (SHAs) issued by FWS for an experiment on nonfederal land to gain data on the relationship between barred...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

The Ninth Circuit vacated the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM’s) approval of an offshore drilling and production facility in the Beaufort Sea. Environmental groups argued that BOEM violated NEPA by arbitrarily and capriciously...

Columbia Riverkeeper v. United States Army Corp of Engineers

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the Army Corps of Engineers' approval of permits for a methanol plant in southwestern Washington. The groups argued...

WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt

A district court denied a motion to vacate three oil and gas leases issued by BLM in southeastern New Mexico. An environmental group argued BLM violated NEPA by failing to take a "hard look" at the environmental impacts of the leases...

Tinian Women Ass'n v. United States Department of the Navy

The Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the U.S. Navy in a challenge to its decisions to relocate troops from Okinawa, Japan, to Guam and construct training facilities on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)....

WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt

A district court granted in part and denied in part a motion to vacate BLM's approval of three leases for oil and gas development in southeastern New Mexico. An environmental group argued that BLM violated NEPA by failing to consider...

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