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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Friends of Animals v. United States Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court denied a nonprofit group's motion to preliminarily enjoin BLM from gathering wild horses inside and adjacent to the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area. The group argued BLM's 2018 decision to gather the horses over a...

86 FR 34154

ELR Federal Agency Update

WildEarth Guardians v. Steele

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the Forest Service's and FWS' decisions concerning a revised forest plan for the Flathead National Forest. The...

Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, the Fourth Circuit upheld the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to grant Maryland a CWA §404 permit for a mass transportation project. An environmental group and state residents argued that the Corps granted...

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