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Ninth Circuit Blocks Energy Development on Federal Land of Significance to Indian Tribe Because Federal Agencies Failed to Take ‘Hard Look’ at Project’s Impact
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Pit River Tribe, et al. v. U.S. Forest Service, et al. ___F.3d___
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held federal agencies violated their statutory and fiduciary duties by failing to complete an environmental impact statement (EIS) before extending a power company’s lease on federal land of spiritual and cultural significance to Indian tribes. The court ordered the lease extension at issue in the case and a subsequent lease extension undone.
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