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Administrative Procedure Act (APA)

Wild Virginia v. Council on Environmental Quality

ELR Case

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin or stay a rule issued by CEQ revising the regulations for federal agencies to follow in implementing NEPA. The groups argued that the rule was inconsistent...

Solonex LLC v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit vacated a district court ruling concerning DOI's cancellation of an oil and gas lease in Montana. The leaseholder challenged the Department's cancellation, and the district court ruled in its favor, holding that the...

Physicians for Social Responsibility v. Wheeler

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit reversed a district court's dismissal of a challenge by scientific advocacy groups to EPA's directive barring recipients of EPA grants from serving on any of the Agency's advisory committees. The groups argued that the...

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court vacated DOI's decision to enter into a land exchange agreement to facilitate construction of a road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Conservation groups argued the agreement violated the APA because...