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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

California v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court denied FWS' and NMFS' motion to dismiss a challenge to the agencies' issuance of rules that revised key requirements of the ESA's implementing regulations. States and conservation groups argued that the agencies...

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...

American Wild Horse Campaign v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court denied horse advocacy and environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit concerning BLM's proposal to remove wild horses from public lands in southeastern Nevada. The groups challenged BLM's 2008 land...

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court decision upholding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' issuance of four CWA §404 permits to a fertilizer manufacturer engaged in phosphate mining in Florida. The district court found nothing...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Savage

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and remanded in part a district court order that lifted an injunction on a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest. Environmental groups sought to enjoin the project...

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...