Tag Archives: NEPA

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 The unpublished decision is here.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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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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Update in Jamul Action Committee v. Chaudhuri

Here are the new materials in Jamul Action Committee v. Chaudhuri (E.D. Cal.): 60-1 Jamul Action Committee Motion for PI 62 Tribal Opposition to Motion for PI 63 NIGC Opposition to Motion for PI 67 Jamul Action Committee Reply 75-1 Rosales … Continue reading

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Diné CARE Prevails in NEPA Challenge to Navajo Mine Expansion

Here are the materials in  Diné Citizens against Ruining Our Environment v. United States Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (D. Colo.): 48 Diné CARE Opening Brief 53 OSMRE Response 54 BHP Navajo Response 55 Diné CARE Reply 79 … Continue reading

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