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Cascadia Wildlands v. Scott Timber Co.

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court's grant of an injunction to halt a logging project in Oregon. A conservation group brought a citizen suit under the ESA challenging a logging project it claimed would result in the taking of the...

An Empirical Look at Preliminary Injunctions in Challenges Under Environmental Protection Laws

ELR Article

A preliminary injunction is an “extraordinary” and “drastic” equitable remedy. It should be granted only where the movant carries a heavy burden of persuasion that the requested relief is necessary. Environmental cases tend to involve...

Sierra Club v. United States Department of Energy

ELR Case

A district court denied an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin the DOE from providing funding assistance for the construction and operation of a coal-fired power plant in Mississippi. Before granting the funding, the...