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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...

North Dakota v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A North Dakota district court enjoined in Iowa the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which clarifies the definition of "waters of the United States" that are protected under the CWA. The governor of Iowa sought an order from the court expressly...

Texas v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court granted Texas' motion to preliminarily enjoin the 2015 Clean Water Rule in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The state argued that implementing the rule would require it to spend significant time and taxpayer resources...

Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri

ELR Case

A district court denied Michigan’s motion to stay a preliminary injunction ordering water system operators in Flint, Michigan, to provide bottled water to residents whose homes do not have properly installed and maintained water filters...

Western Exploration LLC v. U.S. Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court refused to preliminarily enjoin federal land use restrictions intended to protect the greater sage grouse. Mining companies, the state of Nevada, and other plaintiffs filed suit challenging BLM's and the U.S. Forest...

North Dakota v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court held that its preliminary injunction enjoining EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the "waters of the United...

Pebble Ltd. Partnership v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court issued a preliminarily injunction barring EPA from taking further steps under CWA §404(c) in connection with the proposed Pebble Mine project in southwestern Alaska until after the court has ruled on the merits of the...