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Environmental Conservation Org. v. Dallas

The Fifth Circuit dismissed as moot an environmental group's Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit against a city for violating its separate storm sewer system permit. The lower court dismissed the case on grounds that it was barred by res...

Lemon v. Geren

The D.C. Circuit held that a lower court improperly dismissed individuals' National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act claims against the Secretary of the Army and developers in connection with the closure...

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 as moot....

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...