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The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Zeroes in on NEPA
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    Back to Life!

    The “Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,” known to its friends as APHIS, has long carried out and cost-shared the world’s largest wildlife killing operation in the name of “predator” and “pest” control.  Since 1994, APHIS...
    August 4, 2015 655 0
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    CEQ Coms Director Touts the “Value” of NEPA By Noting that Most NEPA Processes Last Only a Few Days.

    Earlier this month, CEQ “Communications Director” Taryn Tuss posted a curious message on the office’s blog.  It touted NEPA’s “value” by reporting that NEPA “leads to better economic and environmental outcomes for communities.” But the post’s...
    May 22, 2015 1027 0
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    FERC Chair Takes Regrettable Step Backward on NEPA

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been having a hard time of it lately with its NEPA compliance.  But when the chair of one of our major energy permitting agencies says the following about NEPA,...
    November 17, 2014 1040 0
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    Alternatives on a Budget. . .

    Judge Bell of the Western District of Michigan rejected a NEPA challenge to a proposed Forest Service land swap in the Ottawa National Forest Tuesday.  The case, Partners in Forestry Coop. v. U.S. Forest Serv., No. 2:12-CV-184,...
    September 12, 2014 724 0
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    Segmentation: A Conduit to Conflict

    The pipeline boom has many in the environmental community on alert against a perennial bugbear NEPA veterans know well.  In any infrastructural “system” built and maintained piecemeal, doubts and questions will arise over the measurable or...
    September 10, 2014 2002 0
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    Bay Delta Plan Challenged

    The controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), a massive public works and environmental proposal for the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary, was just dealt a potentially serious blow by EPA Region IX.  The Regional Administrator,...
    September 1, 2014 630 0
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    NEPA Update at ELI

    The folks at the Environmental Law Institute hosted a “NEPA Update” talk on 8/19 at 5 EDT in their offices in D.C.  Details here.  The speaker was the esteemed Nicholas Yost, author of the newly released NEPA...
    August 19, 2014 705 0

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