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Sierra Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The D.C. Circuit upheld the dismissal of an environmental group's NEPA and CWA claims against the U.S. government in connection with a 593-mile oil pipeline that runs from Illinois to Oklahoma on both public and private lands. Despite...

A Looming Fracking Explosion: The Inadequate NEPA Cumulative Effects Analysis for the Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL Pipeline has drawn tremendous media attention over the past seven years as the U.S. Department of State has assessed the Project’s environmental impacts through the NEPA review process. Despite the lengthy process, the...

Hammond v. Norton

A district court held that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) improperly segmented its analysis of a petroleum pipeline construction project in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act. The BLM erroneously determined that the...