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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...

WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court vacated 287 oil and gas leases that BLM issued on 145,000 acres of federal land in Montana. Environmental groups argued that the agency violated NEPA by failing to consider the leases' impacts on groundwater from...

Habitat & Watershed Caretakers v. City of Santa Cruz

ELR Case

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision denying a petition challenging a city's certification of a final environmental impact report (EIR) for a project to amend the city's "sphere of influence" to include an...

North Carolina Wildlife Federation v. North Carolina Department of Transportation

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit held that the Federal Highway Administration and the North Carolina Department of Transportation violated NEPA when they approved the construction of a 20-mile toll road. In calculating the "no-build" baseline as...

Shenandoah Valley Network v. Capka

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit dismissed environmental groups' NEPA claim against the Federal Highway Administration and the Virginia Department of Transportation concerning improvements to a highway. The groups claimed that the agencies are...

Amigos Bravos v. United States Bureau of Land Management,

ELR Case

A district court denied environmental groups' petition for review challenging BLM's and the U.S. Forest Service's approval of several oil and gas lease sales in the San Juan Basin of northern New Mexico. The groups, who were concerned...

Hillsdale Environmental Loss Center v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court dismissed an environmental group's claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated NEPA, the CWA, and the APA...