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H.R. 5597, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld BLM's proposal to expand access for off-road vehicle use in the Imperial Sand Dunes Special Recreation Management Area. The Dunes, located in California, are home to two threatened species: the desert tortoise...

Bundorf v. Jewell

ELR Case

A district court, on motions for reconsideration and clarification of a prior remand order, vacated and remanded DOI's record of decision (ROD), EIS, and biological opinion (BiOp) concerning a large wind energy project in Nevada. In the...

80 FR 53559

ELR Federal Agency Update

Nevada: Wildlife

ELR State Update Item

Western Watersheds Project v. Salazar

ELR Case

A district court held that DOI complied with NEPA, the ESA, and FLPMA when it approved the construction of a large solar power plant in California's Mojave Desert. Environmental groups filed suit, alleging that BLM and FWS inadequately...

Nevada: Endangered Species

ELR State Update Item

75 FR 78094

ELR Federal Agency Update