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September 4, 2016 | Legal Document

Emergency Motion For A Temporary Restraining Order (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Pursuant to Local Rule 65.1(a), plaintiff Standing Rock Sioux Tribe respectfully moves for a temporary restraining order against defendant-intervenor Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC to prevent further destruction of sacred and culturally significant sites near Lake Oahe, North Dakota, prior to this Court ruling on the Tribe’s motion for a preliminary injunction, which the Court previously indicated is anticipated this week.

September 1, 2016 | Feature

Standing With Standing Rock

The massive Dakota Access oil pipeline threatens the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's drinking water, sacred history, and children's future. An interactive recap of the story so far.

August 15, 2016 | Blog Post

Gambling with House Money

Go inside the trial of Tesoro-Savage, a crude oil shipping terminal proposed for the banks of the Columbia River.

August 12, 2016 | Legal Document

Morrow Coal Port Permit Decision

The Department will issue a permit only if the Department makes all of the following three determinations: The project described in the application: (1) has independent utility; (2) is consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of the water resources of this state as specified in ORS 196.600 to 196.905; and (3) would not unreasonably interfere with the paramount policy of this state to preserve the use of its waters for navigation, fishing and public recreation. The permit applicant has the burden of proof for all three determinations.

August 10, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint: (BLM) Forest Management Plan

This is an action for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against the United States Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) and the United States Department of Interior for their final Records of Decision1 for the Resource Management Plans for Western Oregon, issued on August 5, 2016, revising the previous Resource Management Plans (“RMPs”) of the Western Oregon BLM Districts of Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District (the “RMP Revisions”), and the associated final Environmental Impact Statement (“FEIS”)