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Volume 53, Issue 15

53 ELR 20077
No(s). 22-1148 (D.C. Cir. May 16, 2023)

The D.C.

53 ELR 20078
No(s). 20-1379 (D.C. Cir. May 16, 2023)

The D.C. Circuit dismissed in part and denied in part environmental groups' petition to review FERC's approval of a liquefied natural gas project in Alaska. The groups argued the approval violated NEPA and the Natural Gas Act.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
53 ELR 20079
No(s). 21-35504 and 21-35785 (9th Cir. May 16, 2023)

The Ninth Circuit vacated two district court rulings in challenges to the Forest Service's approval of a logging project in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.

Categorical exemption
53 ELR 20080
No(s). 20-15654 (9th Cir. May 17, 2023)

The Ninth Circuit affirmed vacatur of FWS' designation of an area in the northern Santa Rita Mountains as occupied critical habitat for jaguar.

Critical habitat designation
53 ELR 20081
No(s). 1:21-cv-11390-IT (D. Mass. May 17, 2023)

A district court denied summary judgment for a group of landowners in a challenge to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM's) and NMFS' decisions approving an offshore wind energy project off the coast of Nantucket.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)