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Western Watersheds Project v. Bureau of Land Management

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin construction of a lithium mine in Nevada. Conservation groups argued BLM's decision to approve the mine violated FLPMA and NEPA, and sought to enjoin its construction until the...

Louisiana v. Biden

ELR Case

A district court granted states' motion to preliminarily enjoin the president's Executive Order pausing new oil and gas leases on public lands and in offshore waters. The states argued the "pause" violated the APA, the Outer Continental...

Martinez v. Chicago, City of

ELR Case

A district court denied plaintiffs' motion to preliminarily enjoin the city of Chicago from issuing any permits or approvals in connection with the relocation of a recycling facility from the north side to the southeast side of the city...

Colorado v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit reversed and vacated a district court order preliminarily enjoining EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) in Colorado. Colorado argued the agencies...

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...

Austin v. Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, LLC

ELR Case

A district court denied local government entities' and landowners' request to temporarily halt construction of a 430-mile natural gas pipeline in Texas. Plaintiffs argued that allowing construction without an incidental take permit...

Western Watersheds Project v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court granted in part a motion to preliminarily enjoin BLM from permitting a ranching company to use two grazing allotments that had been authorized by the Secretary of the Interior in response to a presidential pardon of the...

Environmental Defense Center v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

ELR Case

A district court denied an offshore drilling platform operator's motion to reconsider the court's previous ruling that barred the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) from issuing offshore drilling permits until it conducted further...

Ohio v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court denied Ohio's and Tennessee's motion to preliminarily enjoin EPA's 2015 Clean Water Rule that clarified the definition of "waters of the United States" under the CWA. The states challenged the validity of the rule,...

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin a pipeline company from continuing construction on an oil pipeline in the Atchafalaya Basin. The groups sought the injunction to prevent alleged irreparable...