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Bark v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit held that the U.S. Forest Service's decision not to prepare an EIS for a tree-thinning project in Mount Hood National Forest was arbitrary and capricious. A district court concluded that the...

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court held that the Forest Service violated NEPA, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), and the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) when it authorized timber harvesting in the Tongass National Forest...

High Country Conservation Advocates v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit held that the Forest Service's decision to eliminate an alternative from its study of an exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule that allowed coal mining on previously protected national forest land near the North Fork...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

ELR Case

A district court vacated the the U.S. Forest Service's approval of an open-pit copper mining operation in the Coronado National Forest that included the dumping of approximately 1.9 billion tons of mine waste across over 2,000 acres of...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ilano

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment for the U.S. Forest Service in a challenge to the Service's designation of at-risk forest lands and its approval of a project aimed to address spreading pine-beetle infestation in previously...

Wildearth Guardians v. Provencio

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment for the U.S. Forest Service in a challenge to the agency's authorization of travel management plans that permitted motorized game retrieval within a mile of every open road in three...

Story of Stuff Project v. United States Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part an environmental group's motion for summary judgment against the U.S. Forest Service and USDA for failure to disclose under FOIA information about a water bottling company's license to...

H. Res. 794, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

S. 1691, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 1836, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update