• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not Required to Conduct NEPA Analysis of Entire 593-Mile Oil Pipeline when 95 Percent of Pipeline Crossed Purely Private Property
  • January 27, 2016 | Author: Hubert T. Lee
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • On September 29, 2015, the D.C. Circuit in Sierra Club v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (D.C. Cir. No. 14-5205) upheld a federal district court dismissal of an environmental group's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Clean Water Act claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) in connection with a 593-mile oil pipeline that runs from Illinois to Oklahoma on both public and private lands.