Category Archives: Environmental

Federal Court Allows Navajo Gold King Mine Spill Claims against Operator to Continue

Here are the relevant materials in State of New Mexico v. EPA (D.N.M.): 102 er motion to dismiss navajo complaint 115 navajo response 120 er reply 123 dct on er motion to dismiss

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Protect Our Communities Foundation v. Loudermilk

Here: Protect Our Communities Opening Brief Federal Answer Brief Tribe Answer Brief Lower court materials here.

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Latest News Regarding Back Forty & the Menominee Tribe’s Federal Lawsuit

Here is the press release, and here are links to an article and the complaint they filed today.

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Menominee Tribes Sues EPA/Army Corps over Back 40 Mine

Here is the complaint in Menominee Indian Tribe v. EPA (E.D. Wis.): Complaint

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Alaska v. Ross (ESA seal listing)

Here is today’s order list. Cert stage materials here.

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Administration Moves for Transfer to Utah in Bears Ears

Here is the motion in Hopi Tribe et al v. Donald J. Trump et al, 17-cv-02590 (D.D.C.): 21 – Federal Defendants’ Motion to Transfer Case to the District of Utah Link: Case Archive

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NYTs News Profile of Uranium Mining at Bears Ears

Here is “Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.“

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Michigan Tribal Response to Michigan’s Line 5 Deeply Flawed Report

Here: Tribal Comments on Dynamic Risk Final Alternatives Analysis 12-22-2017 GTB 12-20-17 letter to governor

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Existing Uranium Mine in Grand Canyon Protected Area

Here is the opinion in Havasupai Tribe v. Provencio.

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Grand Canyon Lands Withdrawal from Uranium Mining

Here is the opinion in National Mining Association v. Zinke: 9th Cir. Opinion Affirming GC Withdrawal

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