Historic Green Springs, Inc. v US Environmental Protection Agency

United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, No. 3:09-cv-00075, September 29, 2010: This attempt by a conservation easement holder to defend the easement area from treated sewage discharge under a state-issued NPDES permit failed as the Court held that US EPA’s decision not to object to the permit did not require prior review under the National Historic [...]

Backcountry Against Dumps v Abbott

United States District Court, E.D. California. CIV. S-10-394 FCD/KJN, June 8, 2010: The court granted the power company’s motion for transfer of venue of this transmission line case to the Southern District of California from the Eastern District because “there is little, if any, nexus between the claims alleged and the Eastern District” and “very substantial [...]

Committee for The Preservation of The Seattle Federal Reserve Bank Building v Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

United States District Court, W.D. Washington
No. C08-1700RSL, March 19, 2010

The court set aside an agreement by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRB) to sell its Seattle branch building, eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The opinion implies that this decision is the first time a court ever set aside agency [...]

Weiss v. Kempthorne

Julie Weiss, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, et al., Defendants.
No. 1:08-CV-1031.
United States District Court, W.D. Michigan, Southern Division.
January 15, 2010.

The Plaintiffs objected to the development of a “Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course”, part of which extends into a 74-acre public park that sits adjacent to Lake Michigan. In 1977, [...]