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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

National Wildlife Federation v. Secretary of the Department of Transportation

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part an environmental group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA's) approval of two spill response plans for...

H.R. 1459, Chamber Action

ELR Congressional Update

Texas: Transportation

ELR State Update Item

Growth-Induced Land Development Caused by Highway and Other Projects as an Indirect Effect Under NEPA

ELR Article

Growth-induced land development caused by highway and other projects must be considered as a significant indirect effect under NEPA. For this review, lawyers must look to the regulations adopted by CEQ specifying the causation and...

Western Watersheds Project v. Salazar

ELR Case

A district court held that BLM's EISs associated with the Craters of the Moon and Pinedale resource management plans (RMPs) failed to adequately analyze impacts to the sage-grouse in violation of NEPA. The Craters of...

H.R. 1049, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

National Environmental Policy Act

ELR Statute

NEPA establishes a broad national framework for protecting the environment of the United States.