Friends of the Inyo v. U.S. Forest Service

ELR Citation: 53 ELR 20042
No(s). 2:21-cv-01955-KJM-KJ (E.D. Cal. Mar 8, 2023) (Mueller, J.)

A district court denied summary judgment for environmental groups in a challenge to the Forest Service's approval of a proposed mining exploration project on public land in the eastern Sierra Nevadas. The groups argued the Service violated NEPA by relying on two categorical exclusions—for mineral ...