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Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. BNSF Railway Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that a Native American tribe that occupies land on Fidalgo Island in Skagit County, Washington, may go forward with trespass and breach of contract claims against a railroad company for violating the terms of a...

Northern Plains Resource Council, Inc. v. Surface Transportation Board

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part the Surface Transportation Board's approval of a railroad company's applications to build a 130-mile railroad line in Southeastern Montana to haul coal. The Board prepared EISs...

Asarco LLC v. Shore Terminals LLC

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a property owner's contribution action against a railroad company for failure to state a claim. The property owner failed to allege any facts that explain why the company is liable for a portion of the site...

Hillsdale Environmental Loss Center v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court dismissed an environmental group's claim that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated NEPA, the CWA, and the APA...

Del Cerro Mobile Estates v. City of Placentia

ELR Case

A California appellate court dismissed a mobile home park owner's complaint challenging a city's environmental impact report (EIR)...

Village of Barrington, Illinois v. Surface Transportation Board

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit upheld the Surface Transportation Board's imposition of environmental mitigation conditions in its approval of a "minor" railroad merger. The case involved the acquisition of a small "non-Class I" railroad by a...