The Impacts of Sequestration Cuts on EPA Programs

Sequestration budget cuts (“budget cuts”) went into effect on March 1, 2013. These budget cuts required EPA to cut approximately $425 million from its $8.3 billion annual budget, or about 5%. In a February 6, 2013 letter, Lisa Jackson, then-Admin… Read More

Oregon District Court holds that NEPA requires further analysis of cumulative impacts in use of herbicides for controlling invasive species under Forest Service management plan.

In League of Wilderness Defenders/Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project v. United States Forest Service, No. 3:10-CV-01397-SI (D. Ore. Jun. 29, 2012)[link to PDF available here], the District Court for the District of Oregon – Portland Division consi… Read More

Federal Court Finds Corps’ Decision To Permit Development Of Florida Wetlands Violated Federal Law

Sierra Club v. Van Antwerp, No. 07-1756, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64650 (D.D.C. Jun. 30, 2010) involved a proposed multi-use development project near Tampa, Florida, known as the Cypress Creek Town Center. The project site partially encompassed wetlands… Read More