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Environmental Sustainability: Finding a Working Definition

ELR Article

Since at least 1987, when the World Commission on Environment and Development published Our Common Future, sustainability has become an increasingly central concept in redefining environmental stewardship—development that "...

Nat. Res. Def. Council v. Nat'l Park Serv.

ELR Case

A district court found that the National Park Service (NPS) took a “hard look” at environmental impacts when it approved an oil and gas company's seismic survey in a Florida nature preserve. The oil and gas company requested that NPS...

Wild Fish Conservancy v. National Park Service

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that NMFS and DOI did not violate NEPA or the ESA when they approved the use of hatcheries to restore Elwha River fish populations in the state of Washington, after a dam removal project. Environmental groups...

H.R. 2074, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Western Exploration, LLC v. DOI

ELR Case

A district court ruled that DOI, BLM, and other agencies failed to comply with NEPA when they amended land use plans to protect the habitat of the greater sage-grouse from development in Nevada. In March 2010, FWS issued a finding on...

Great Basin Resource Watch v. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that BLM violated NEPA when it approved a proposed molybdenum mining operation near Eureka, Nevada. Environmental groups filed suit against BLM, challenging the agency's analysis of the project's cumulative air...

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation v. North Carolina Department of Transportation

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit vacated for mootness a district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of conservation groups challenging the construction of a 22-mile toll road in Gaston County, North Carolina. The conservationists challenged...

Wild Fish Conservancy v. Irving

ELR Case

A district court denied in part and granted in part motions for summary judgment in a suit involving the effects of the Leavenworth [WA] National Fish Hatchery’s operation on endangered Chinook salmon and steelhead in Icicle Creek. An...

H.R. 2647, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update

80 FR 53559

ELR Federal Agency Update
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