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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. National Park Service

ELR Case

A district court denied the National Park Service's (NPS') motion to dismiss a challenge to its issuance of a policy memorandum concerning the use of electric-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) in national parks. Environmental groups argued...

Cook Inletkeeper v. Raimondo

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to incidental take regulations promulgated by NMFS that authorized certain oil and gas exploration and production...

Flaherty v. Raimondo

ELR Case

A district court denied an environmental group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to NMFS' approval of an amendment to a fishery management plan (FMP) for an Atlantic herring fishery. The group argued NMFS violated the...

National Audubon Society v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the Army Corps of Engineers in a challenge to the Corps' issuance of a permit to construct a jetty to prevent beach erosion in North Carolina. An environmental group challenged the...

85 FR 74640

ELR Federal Agency Update

85 FR 73620

ELR Federal Agency Update

Alaska v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court granted in part summary judgment for DOI in a challenge to a 2016 FWS rule that prohibited certain hunting activities in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The state of Alaska and a hunting group first challenged the...

Optimus Steel, LLC v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court denied a steel mill owner's motion to preliminarily enjoin construction of a gas pipeline in Texas. The owner argued that the Army Corps of Engineers authorized the construction in violation of the CWA, the ESA, and...

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...