Category Archives: Environmental

Federal Court Splits Liability under CERCLA for 19 Uranium Mines at Navajo

Here are the materials in El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC v. United States (D. Ariz.): 186 US Post-Trial Brief 187 El Paso Post-Trial Brief 203 US Reply 204 El Paso Reply 217 DCT Order Prior posts here.

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“Waters of the United States” Comments by Michigan Tribal Interests

CORA, GTB, and Bay Mills comments on EPA’s proposal to change the definition of “Waters of the United States.” Bay Mills-WOTUS Comments Regarding EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149 CORA Comments WOTUS 2019 GTB 4-12-19 letter +map

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Troy Eid: “President Trump: Make Bears Ears your legacy”

Here.

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MSU Bull Moose & NALSA Presentation

Doug Craven (LTBB) and Trevor VanDyke (Mich. DNR) — The Intersections Between Conservation Law & Indigenous Law

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Arizona Tribes Sue Army Corps over Mine Approval on Santa Rita Mountains

Here is the complaint in Tohono O’odham Nation v. Helmlinger (D. Ariz.): 1-complaint-6.pdf

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D.C. Circuit Briefs in Moncrief v. Dept. of Interior

Here: US Voluntary Dismissal Intervenor Appellant Brief Blackfeet Amicus Brief Lower court materials: 1 Complaint 19 Moncrief MSJ 21 Federal Cross MSJ 24 Intervenors Cross MSJ 26 Moncrief Reply 28 Federal Reply 29 Intervenors Reply 37 DCT Order

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Hopi Tribe Effort to Stop Shutdown of Navajo Generating Station Fails

Here are the materials in Hopi Tribe v. Central Arizona Water Conservation District (D. Ariz.): 1 Complaint 22 Motion to Dismiss 23 Motion for Judicial Notice 36 Gila River Indian Tribe MTD 40 Hopi Response to 23 41 Hope Response … Continue reading

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Michigan AG Opinion: Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority Law is Unconstitutional [Line 5 — Good news!]

Here.

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Havasupai Tribe v. Provencio Cert Petition [Grand Canyon Mine; NHPA Consultation]

Here: cert-petition-1.pdf Question presented: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (“NHPA”), 54 U.S.C. § 306108, requires federal agencies to consult with Indian tribes and other interested parties to assess and mitigate the potential adverse impacts that a project … Continue reading

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Update in Gold King Mine Release Case

Here are updated materials in In re Gold King Mine Release in San Juan, County on August 5, 2015 (D.N.M.): 166 DCt Order re EPA Contractors 167 DCT Order re Harrison Western 168 DCT Order re Sunnyside Gold Earlier materials … Continue reading

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