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Marten Law on Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms: Supreme Court Reasserts Standard for Injunctive Relief in NEPA Cases

Steven Jones, Partner, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Steven Jones of Marten Law PLLC discusses Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms , in which the U.S. Supreme Court reiterated the four-part standard for injunctive relief it announced in 2008, confirming that this same standard...

Gulf Oil Spill Prompts NEPA Review of Minerals Management Service

By Mr. Ronald Bass The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has prompted the Council on Environmental Quality and the Department of Interior to review the Mineral Management Service's compliance with NEPA. MMS is the federal agency within DOI responsible for approving oil and gas exploration and...

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Environmental Impact Analysis and the Keystone XL Pipeline Project

On June 6, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its latest comments and rating on the State Department's Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the Keystone XL project, a major new oil pipeline being developed by Transcanada, a Canadian firm, that would, if...