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Western Watersheds Project v. U.S. Sheep Experiment Station

ELR Case

A magistrate judge granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to USDA's decision to allow sheep used for its research service to graze in the Centennial Mountains. Environmental...

Ksanka Kupaqa Xa’ⱡȼin v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

ELR Case

A district court vacated and remanded FWS' and the Forest Service's approval of the first phase of a proposed copper and silver mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. Tribal and environmental groups argued the agencies violated...

S. 973

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 1403

ELR Congressional Update

Friends of the Clearwater v. Higgins

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court's denial of a motion to preliminarily enjoin a timber harvest and road construction project in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Environmental groups first...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court denied an environmental group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to FWS' denial of the group's 2014 petition to update the recovery plan for grizzly bears. The group argued that FWS' denial was arbitrary and...

WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court denied FWS' and the Forest Service's motion to dismiss a challenge to their bear baiting policy for black bear hunting in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming. Environmental groups argued that the number of grizzly...

Helena Hunters and Anglers Ass'n v. Marten

ELR Case

A district court granted in part summary judgment for nonprofit groups in a suit concerning a logging project in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. One group argued the project violated the Roadless Rule because the Forest...

Western Watersheds Project v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin grizzly bear killings in connection with a 2019 biological opinion and incidental take statement issued by FWS that allow for their lethal removal in Bridger-Teton National Forest...

WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Forest Service

ELR Case

A magistrate judge granted in part and denied in part the Forest Service's and FWS' motion to dismiss a lawsuit concerning a Forest Service policy that allows states to decide whether bait can be used to hunt black bears in national...