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Los Padres ForestWatch v. U.S. Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court denied summary judgment for environmental groups in a challenge to the Forest Service's approval of a tree-thinning project in Los Padres National Forest. The groups argued that the Service violated NEPA by failing to...

85 FR 46164

ELR Federal Agency Update

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to FWS' and NMFS' issuance of rules that revised key requirements of ESA's implementing regulations. Conservation groups argued that the rules failed to provide an adequate EIS...

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...