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Voyageur Outward Bound School v. United States

ELR Case

A district court upheld DOI's renewal of two mineral leases that had previously been rejected for a copper-nickel mine in Superior National Forest. Businesses and environmental groups argued that DOI's authority to reconsider its...

Interior’s Authority to Curb Fossil Fuel Leasing

ELR Article

In his recent statements and testimony before the U.S. Congress, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has expressed doubt he has the legal authority to limit his unrelenting campaign to lease fossil fuels on America’s public lands...

Friends of Animals v. Zinke

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by conservation groups challenging FWS' 2017 enhancement finding that overturned a previous ban on the importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe. Conservation groups challenged the...

Sturgeon v. Frost

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Ninth Circuit ruling that the National Park Service (NPS) had authority to prohibit a moose hunter from operating a hovercraft over a stretch of the Nation River that lies within the boundaries of the...

Gulf Fishermens Ass'n v. National Marine Fisheries Service

ELR Case

A district court ruled in favor of fishermen's challenge to NMFS regulations regarding offshore aquaculture in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The fishermen argued that the regulations were facially invalid because they fall...

Kansas: Water (generally)

ELR State Update Item