Event Permits

Two anti-abortion activists failed to establish a violation of their constitutional rights in their suit against the city of Huntsville, Alabama, challenging the city’s permit ordinance and noise provision in its special event permits, the Eleventh Circuit ruled. The activists didn’t prove that the provision “left them without ample alternative channels of communication.”

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Timber Project

A group of residents from Leadville, Colorado, failed to show the U.S. Forest Service improperly approved a 1,600-acre timber project in the Upper Fryingpan Valley, a federal court in Colorado ruled. The residents claimed the project would have a climate impact because of the biomass fuel it would generate, disruptions to the soil and emissions-producing logging trucks.

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Lawsuit Challenges Trump’s Overhaul of Environmental-Review Law

A legal battle with far-reaching consequences for industry and ecosystems kicked off Wednesday with the filing of a federal lawsuit over the Trump administration’s revamp of a longstanding law that requires extensive environmental reviews for road, industry and building projects.

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