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Feldman v. Bomar

The Ninth Circuit dismissed individuals' appeal from a judgment for defendants in a case claiming that they violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act in adopting a National Park Service...

R.M. Inv. Co. v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The Tenth Circuit upheld a lower court decision vacating a prior order that set aside a U.S. Forest Service decision revoking a business' permits to operate a lodge and outfitter-guide service. The business sold its property after the...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Lohn

The Ninth Circuit vacated as moot a dispute concerning the federal government's policy for listing killer whales under the Endangered Species Act. An environmental group filed suit after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Lohn

The Ninth Circuit vacated a lower court decision granting in part and denying in part cross-motions for summary judgment in a case concerning the validity of the federal government's policy for listing killer whales under the Endangered...

Karst Envtl. Educ. & Protection, Inc. v. EPA

The court dismissed environmental organizations' claims that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) failed to conduct the environmental and...

Oregon Natural Resources Council v. BLM

The court held that the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) environmental assessment (EA) for a logging project in Oregon violated the National Environmental Policy Act and that the lower court erred in dismissing the case...

Chemical Producers & Distribs. Ass'n v. Helliker

The court dismisses as moot a chemical association's challenge to California's pesticide registration laws. The association claimed that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act preempts the state registration laws, but...

Environmental Protection Info. Ctr. v. Pacific Lumber Co.

A court holds that a timber company's procurement of a general permit for stormwater discharges stemming from its logging activities in Bear Creek, California, does not render an environmental group's Clean Water Act action against the...

Spirit of the Sage Council v. Norton

The D.C. Circuit dismissed as moot the U.S. Department of the Interior's appeal of a district court order that remanded for further rulemaking and temporarily suspended the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine...

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...