Tag Archives: NEPA

Federal Court Rejects Diné CARE Challenge to Fracking Near Chaco Canyon

Here are the materials in Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. Zinke (D.N.M.): 112 dine care opening brief 113 us response 117 reply 132 dct order  

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Chilkat Indian Village Suit over Mining Affecting Chilkat River

Here is the complaint in Chilkat Indian Village v. Bureau of Land Management (D. Alaska): 1 Complaint

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in NEPA Challenge to Enterprise Rancheria Casino

Here are the briefs in Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community v. Zinke: Opening Brief Tribe Answer Brief Federal Answer Brief Lower court materials here.

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Tenth Circuit Materials in Donelson v. U.S.: NEPA Challenge to Interior Drilling Approvals re: Osage Mineral Estate

Here: Donelson Brief Industry Response Brief US Response Brief Reply TK Lower court materials here.

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Lower Elwha and Federal Government Prevail in NEPA/ESA Suit in the 9th Circuit

NEPA and ESA challenges to hatchery approvals after removal of the Elwha Dam were brought by anti-hatchery environmental groups. The unpublished decision is here. Briefs: Motion for Injunction Opening Brief Tribal Answer Brief Federal Answer Brief Reply Lower court materials … Continue reading

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NEPA Challenge to Tule Wind Project Fails

Here are the materials in Protect Our Communities Foundation v. Black (S.D. Cal.): 59-1 POCF Motion for Summary J 61-1 Tule Wind Cross Motion 64 Federal Motion 66 POCF Response 74 Federal Reply 75 Tule Wind Reply 80EWI Order Granting … Continue reading

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Colusa Indian Community Loses Motion for Reconsideration in Challenge to Enterprise Rancheria Casino Project

Here are the materials in Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 170 Motion for Reconsideration 171 US Opposition 172 Enterprise Rancheria Opposition 173 Reply 183 DCT Order

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Amended Opinion from 9th Circuit in JAC v. Chadhouri

Download order and amended opinion here. Link to previous coverage here.

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Ninth Circuit Rejects NEPA Challenge to NIGC Authority

Here is the opinion in Jamul Action Committee v. Chaudhuri. The court’s syllabus: The panel affirmed the district court’s denial of a petition for a writ of mandamus under the Administrative Procedure Act of a group of tribal members and … Continue reading

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White Earth Nation/Honor the Earth Effort to Fight Enbridge Pipelines Fails

Here are the materials in White Earth Nation v. Kerry (D. Minn.): 71 Motion for Summary J 90 Enbridge Motion for Summary J 94 US Motion for Summary J 102 Plaintiff Opposition 103 US Reply 105 Enbridge Reply 113 DCT … Continue reading

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