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Natural Resources Defense Council v. Zinke

ELR Case

A district court dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a lawsuit concerning an advisory committee on hunting chartered by DOI under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Nonprofit groups argued that the Department failed to...

H.R. 8069

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 8041

ELR Congressional Update

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

ELR Case

A district court vacated DOI's 2017 policy allowing incidental takings and killings of migratory birds. Environmental groups and states challenged the policy, arguing that it violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by interpreting...

H.R. 4348

ELR Congressional Update

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...

Stand Up for California! v. U.S. Department of the Interior

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part summary judgment for DOI in a challenge to its issuance of secretarial procedures authorizing a Native American tribe to operate a hotel and casino in Madera, California. Nonprofit...

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...

S. 2799

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 3055

ELR Congressional Update