Pipelines and Preservation

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled against the Narragansett Tribe, which was seeking an order to compel the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to amend its regulations. While the tribe waited for the agency’s actions on its motion to intervene in the permitting process for a gas pipeline, construction was completed, destroying more than 20 ceremonial stone features. 

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Hunting and Fishing

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish was obligated to disclose the names and email addresses of everyone who applied for a hunting or fishing permit pursuant to a citizen’s public records request, an appeals court in the state ruled. The state argued disclosure of the information threatened the privacy of residents and could open hunters up to harassment.

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Bullhorn Use

A protester is entitled to a preliminary injunction to halt a City of Vallejo requirement that obligates individuals to obtain permits before using sound-amplifying devices within the city, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The protester wanted to use a bullhorn during a protest of alleged animal mistreatment at the Six Flags Discovery Park in Vallejo.  

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