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National Wildlife Federation v. Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation

ELR Case

The Sixth Circuit reversed, 2-1, a district court ruling that required the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to comply with the ESA and NEPA before approving an oil pipeline operator's response plans for...

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...

Alaska Wilderness League v. Jewell

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit upheld the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's (BSEE's) approval of oil spill response plans for an oil company's leases in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas on Alaska's Arctic coast. Several environmental...

Alaska: Toxic Substances

ELR State Update Item

Alaska: Toxic Substances

ELR State Update Item

Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. v. Center for Biological Diversity, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court upheld DOI's approval of oil spill response plans an oil company submitted for drilling operations in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Despite environmental groups' arguments to the contrary, an environmental review was...