Tag Archives: National Environmental Policy Act

Tenth Circuit (Barely) Keeps Alive Caddo Nation Suit against Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

Here is the unpublished opinion in Caddo Nation v. Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. Briefs here.

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Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Tribe in Pit River v. BLM III

Here is the opinion in Pit River Tribe v. Bureau of Land Management. Briefs: blm-opening-brief.pdf pit-river-answer-brief.pdf blm-reply.pdf Pit River II materials here. Pit River I materials here.

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Ninth Circuit Decides Pit River Tribe v. Bureau of Land Management re: Medicine Lake Highlands

Here is the opinion. An excerpt from the court’s syllabus: The panel reversed the district court’s order granting judgment on the pleadings in an action brought by environmental organizations challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s continuation of 26 geothermal leases … Continue reading

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Federal Court Declines to Block Solar Project affecting CRIT Sacred Sites

Here are the materials in Colorado River Indian Tribes v. Dept. of Interior (C.D. Cal.): 37-1 CRIT Motion for PI 59 Nextera Opposition 68 Interior Opposition 74 Reply 150 DCT Order We posted the complaint here.

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White Earth Nation Moves for Summary Judgment in Challenge to Two Oil Pipelines

Here is the motion in White Earth Nation v. Kerry (D. Minn.): 71 Motion for Summary J We posted the complaint here.

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US and Industry Defeat Challenge to Uranium Mining at Grand Canyon Mine

Here are the materials in Grand Canyon Trust v. Williams (D. Ariz.): 140-1 Plaintiffs Motion for Summary J 146-1 US Motion for Summary J 147-1 Intervenors Motion for Summary J 151 Plaintiffs Reply 155 US Reply 156 Intervenors Reply 166 … Continue reading

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Colorado River Indian Tribes Sue Interior over Modified Blythe Solar Power Project

Here is the complaint in Colorado River Indian Tribes v. Dept. of Interior (C.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint An excerpt: This complaint challenges the actions of Defendants U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and their officials (collectively, “BLM” … Continue reading

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White Earth Nation v. Kerry — NEPA Challenge to International Pipeline

Here is the complaint, filed in the District of Minnesota: 1 Complaint

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Nez Perce Tribe Dues over Federal Mine Approval

Here is the complaint in Idaho Conservation League v. USFS (D. Idaho): 1 Complaint An excerpt: Plaintiffs Idaho Conservation League and Nez Perce Tribe challenge the U. S. Forest Service’s approval of the Golden Meadows Exploration Project (Project) for violations … Continue reading

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Environmentalist Groups Challenge to Ocotillo Wind Energy Project Fails

Here are the materials in Protect our Communities Foundation v. Salazar (S.D. Cal.): 25-1 Protect Our Communities Motion for Summary J 28-1 Goverment Cross Motion 30-1 Ocotilla Cross Motion 41 DCT Order Granting Summary J for Government Materials on the … Continue reading

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