Environmental assessment (EA)

A district court reinstated a 2016 moratorium on new coal leasing on public lands that had been lifted by a DOI secretarial order in 2017. Environmental groups, states, and a Native American tribe…

A district court granted summary judgment for environmental groups in a challenge to two BLM resource management plans for coal leasing in Montana and Wyoming. The groups argued BLM violated NEPA…

The D.C. Circuit denied environmental groups' and township's petitions to review FERC's approval of an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a…

The Ninth Circuit, 2-1, affirmed in part and reversed in part summary judgment for DOI in a challenge to its approval of a mine expansion proposal in Montana. Environmental groups argued DOI…

The D.C. Circuit granted in part an environmental group's petition to review FERC's decision authorizing a new natural gas pipeline and compressor station in Massachusetts. The group…

The Ninth Circuit, 2-1, denied a petition for review challenging FAA's decision that found no significant environmental impact stemming from construction and operation of an air cargo…

A district court held that BLM's 2018 decision to auction oil and gas leases on federally owned land in Colorado violated NEPA. Environmental groups argued the decision had failed to consider…

A district court dismissed a challenge to BLM's approval of oil and gas drilling permits in the Mancos Shale in New Mexico. An environmental group argued that BLM's approval of the…

A district court denied BLM's motion to stay a challenge to a former Secretary of the Interior's order lifting a moratorium on coal leasing. States, environmental groups, and a Native…

A district court granted summary judgment for the Forest Service and FWS in an ongoing dispute over a tree-thinning project in Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Conservation groups argued the Forest…