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Native Village of Nuiqsut v. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court denied a request to invalidate BLM's approval of exploratory drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). Environmental groups and a Native village first argued that BLM's EA failed to account for...

83 FR 24003

ELR Federal Agency Update

82 FR 55831

ELR Federal Agency Update

Montana Environmental Information Center v. U.S. Office of Surface Mining

ELR Case

A district court halted the expansion of a Montana coal mine approved by the Surface Mining Enforcement Office for violations of NEPA. In 2008, a coal company requested approval of a mine expansion in the Bull Mountains to extract coal...

Sierra Club v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of environmental groups' lawsuit challenging the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's EIS for its updated land use plan. Applying a standard similar to the standard for evaluating an EIS under NEPA,...

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...

Hawaii: Public Lands

ELR State Update Item

In Defense of Animals v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that BLM's roundup or "gather" of approximately 1,639 wild horses and 160 burros from the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) on the California-Nevada border complied with the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros...

Tinicum Township v. United States Department of Transportation

ELR Case

The Third Circuit denied petitions for review under NEPA challenging the FAA's approval of an expansion project at the Philadelphia International Airport. The FAA prepared an EIS and conducted an air quality analysis to meet the...