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February 3, 2015 | Explainer

Timeline of the Roadless Rule

A timeline of the creation of and fight to defend the National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Policy.

September 22, 2021 | Letter

Tribes' Letter to Army Corps re: DAPL EIS process

Tribal Chairmen sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sept. 22 responding to the flawed and irredeemable EIS process and calling on the agency to terminate its contract with the firm preparing the document.

September 20, 2021 | Legal Document

Dakota Access: Petition for Certiorari

Dakota Access files a petition for certiorari, seeking Supreme Court review of the decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

August 30, 2021 | Legal Document

WOTUS - Order Remand and Vacate (August 2021)

On August 30, 2021, a U.S District Court for the District of Arizona said Trump’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule is illegal and should be vacated. The ruling restores protections for thousands of waterways across the Nation. It represents the culmination of a lawsuit brought by six federally recognized Indian tribes, who are represented by Earthjustice and sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers for passing a rule that eliminated Clean Water Act protections for thousands of waterbodies by redefining them as not “waters of the US.”

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