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Karuk Tribe of California v. U.S. Forest Service: consultation with wildlife agencies required for mining activities to proceed pursuant to a notice of intent
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 4 2012

On June 1, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires the U.S. Forest Service to consult with federal wildlife agencies prior to allowing mining activities to proceed under a Notice of Intent (NOI) in critical habitat of a listed species

Communities for a Better Environment v. City of Richmond: climate change mitigation measures do not stand muster under CEQA
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2010

In Communities for a Better Environment v. City of Richmond, the California Court of Appeals overturned an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the retrofitting and expansion of an oil refinery