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83 FR 24003

ELR Federal Agency Update

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. Dakota Access

ELR Case

A district court held that the Dakota Access pipeline can continue to operate while the Army Corps of Engineers corrects deficiencies in its EA for the project. In an earlier decision, the court held that the Corps did not adequately...

Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment: A Framework for Environmental Reviews

ELR Article

Federal agencies are beginning to incorporate descriptions of climate change impacts into environmental reviews for buildings and infrastructure, but there is no consistent methodology for evaluating these impacts and mitigating any...

Tri-Valley CAREs v. U.S. Department of Energy

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that DOE's environmental assessment of a prospective "biosafety level-3" facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory complied with NEPA. DOE took the requisite "hard look" at the threat of a direct...