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United States v. Detroit, City of

The Sixth Circuit dismissed as moot the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps') appeal of an injunction requiring it to accept contaminated material dredged from a waterbody connected to the Detroit River. A settlement agreement between...

Okanogan School Dist. #105 v. Superintendent of Pub. Instruction for Wash.

The court upholds a district court decision dismissing school districts and parents' action against the Washington state treasurer and superintendent of education to stop the state from reducing the school districts' state-mandated aid...

Save Greers Ferry Lake v. Department of Defense

The court holds that an environmental group's challenge to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' shoreline management plan is for the most part moot, but where there is a live controversy concerning the legality of boat docks constructed...

National Mining Ass'n v. Department of the Interior

The court dismisses a mining association's action challenging U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) regulations concerning the use of a computerized database programmed to identify links between surface mining permit violators and...

Mississippi River Revival v. Minneapolis, Minn., City of

The court dismisses as moot a citizen suit brought under the Clean Water Act (CWA) against two cities for discharging water into the Mississippi River and related waterways without national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES...

Mancuso v. Consolidated Edison Co. of N.Y.

The court dismisses an individual's Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit against an electricity company for lack of standing. The individual claimed that a company violated the CWA by discharging pollutants into Echo Bay, New York. The...

Hirt v. Richardson

The court holds that individuals' National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) suit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeking to enjoin the agency from shipping the nuclear material mixed oxide uranium (MOx), from the United...

Bayou Liberty Ass'n v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court holds moot a neighborhood association's claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act when it issued a permit for the construction of a retail development. The court first holds...

Southwest Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court holds moot an environmental group's claim that the U.S. Forest Service violated §7(a) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when it granted several livestock grazing permits within the Tonto National Forest without first...

Aluminum Co. of Am. v. Administrator

The court denies a petition to review the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA's) record of decision (ROD) regarding the operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)...