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Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part DOI's motion to dismiss a challenge to its 2017 interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that permitted the "incidental" taking of migratory birds. Environmental groups and...

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...

H.R. 3052

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 1149

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 1026

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 266

ELR Congressional Update

H. Res. 28

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 266

ELR Congressional Update

H. Res. 28

ELR Congressional Update

Solid Ground: Using Mitigation to Achieve Greater Predictability, Faster Project Approval, and Better Conservation Outcomes

ELR Article

Mitigation—shorthand for avoiding impacts to important species and habitat, minimizing impacts, and then providing offsets for the remaining, residual impacts—is a valuable tool for developers and federal agencies to comply with the...