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Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a challenge to FWS' development of guidelines implementing its species status assessments (SSA) program under the ESA. An environmental group argued that the Service failed to provide public notice and an...

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to FWS' decision to delist the threatened Louisiana black bear under the ESA. Individuals and nonprofit groups challenged the Service's conclusions in its decision that the...

Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit dismissed a Native American tribe's petition to review a FERC order denying the tribe's motion to intervene in the Commission's proceeding over construction of a natural gas pipeline in Massachusetts. The tribe argued...

Juliana v. United States

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit reversed a district court ruling that a group of youths had standing to sue the U.S. government for allegedly failing to act on climate change and violating their right to a safe climate. The youths argued that the...

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance v. Wheeler

ELR Case

A district court held that environmental groups lacked standing in their challenge to EPA's exclusion of certain waste treatment systems from the definition of navigable waters under the CWA. The groups argued that they had...

Ksanka Kupaqa Xa'cin v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

ELR Case

A district court denied summary judgment in a lawsuit concerning potential harms to local trout populations from a proposed copper and silver mine in Montana. Environmental groups and a Native American tribe argued that FWS violated the...

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. United States

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by nonprofit groups and individuals alleging that climate change and the U.S. government's failure to protect them from the effects of climate change violated their constitutional right to a...

Norwalk Harbor Keeper v. U.S. Department of Transportation

ELR Case

A district court granted summary judgment to DOT, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation in a challenge to the agencies' EA regarding the replacement of a movable railroad bridge in Norwalk...

Colorado Automobile Dealers Ass'n v. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

ELR Case

A state district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by an automobile dealers' association challenging Colorado's adoption of California's low emission vehicle standard. The association argued the adoption would drive up the cost of...

Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy & Reliability v. United States Department of Interior

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a challenge to FWS' denial of a petition to remove the coastal California gnatcatcher from the ESA's threatened species list. Advocacy groups argued the Service's denial of their petition to delist the bird...

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