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Natural Resources Defense Council v. Zinke

ELR Case

A district court dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a lawsuit concerning an advisory committee on hunting chartered by DOI under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Nonprofit groups argued that the Department failed to...

Friends of Cedar Mesa v. U.S. Dep't of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a lawsuit concerning BLM's March and December 2018 oil and gas lease sales in southeastern Utah. Environmental groups argued the sales were arbitrary and capricious because BLM failed to conduct proper...

Wyoming v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, the Tenth Circuit vacated a district court's order enjoining BLM's Waste Prevention Rule, which restricted the venting and flaring of natural gas wells, pending finalization of a replacement rule that was...

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. v. Fola Coal Co., LLC

ELR Case

A district court held that an environmental group may seek injunctive relief and civil penalties against a mining company previously held liable for the unpermitted discharge of selenium into U.S. waters even though the company has...

Daimler Trucks North America LLC v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit dismissed as moot truck engine manufacturers' lawsuit challenging four certificates of conformity EPA issued to another engine manufacturer pursuant to an interim final rule that allowed certificates to be issued to...

Stratford Holding, LLC v. Foot Locker Retail Inc.

ELR Case

A district court held that a property owner may go forward with its CERCLA claims against several retail stores in connection with contamination stemming from the property, but dismissed the owner's RCRA claims. The owner entered into a...