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Federal Oversight of Zoning within the Fire Island National Seashore

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Fire Island is a 32-mile long, slender barrier sand bar island located between the Atlantic Ocean and the South Shore of Long Island. The island, which varies in width from as little as about 550 feet to not more than about...more

On Remand by SCOTUS to 9th Circ., 9th Circ. Again Holds that a Federal Hovercraft Ban Applies in Alaska Despite the Alaska...

On March 22, during the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 Term, the Court issued a unanimous ruling that the Ninth Circuit’s interpretation of the scope of the National Park Service’s authority to ban the use of a hovercraft on...more

Senate Confirms Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

by Nossaman LLP on

On March 1, 2017, the Senate confirmed Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) as Secretary of the Interior in a 68-31 bipartisan vote. He was sworn into the Cabinet later that day by Vice President Mike Pence. Zinke was able to attract...more

National park solar microgrid proposed

by PretiFlaherty on

The National Park Service has proposed a solar-powered microgrid to replace a power line in a remote area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If developed, the Mt. Sterling Sustainable Energy Project could serve as an...more

NPS updates oil and gas rights rules

by PretiFlaherty on

The U.S. National Park Service has adopted a final rule updating its regulations governing the exercise of non-federal oil and gas rights. The NPS states that the rule improves its ability to protect park resources, values,...more

First Circuit Affirms US Park Service Designation of Long Wharf Pavilion Area for Public Recreational Use

by Mintz Levin on

On September 23, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit concluded that, “for now, at least, the long war over Long Wharf is at an end.” The Court’s ruling in Boston Redevelopment Auth. v. Nat’l Park...more

Supreme Court’s Environmental and Administrative Law Decisions in 2015-2016 Term

This Advisory briefly reports on some of the significant U.S. Supreme Court actions from January through June 2016 related to environmental and administrative law. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

What GSA Can Learn from the National Parks Service

Note: The following post is adapted from the forthcoming 2016/2017 GSA Schedule Handbook, published by ThompsonWest, due out later this year. Any way you look at it, 2016 will be an interesting year. You may have heard...more

Doctors to Patients: “Take A Hike”

The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial – an historic occasion that will culminate Aug. 25. On that date in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law an act creating a new bureau within the Department of...more

Supreme Court Holds the Ninth Circuit Misinterpreted the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

by Perkins Coie on

In 2007, National Park Service rangers stopped John Sturgeon from travelling by hovercraft on the Nation River within the boundaries of Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Park Service regulations ban the use of...more

Sturgeon v. National Park Service: Supreme Court Sidesteps Federal / State Lands Conflict

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

A case originating in Alaska may have answered the question for those wondering how the United States Supreme Court will approach weighty questions of law and policy with a vacancy on the Court; it probably won’t....more

The Supreme Court - March 2016 #4

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in four cases on March 22, 2016: Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, No. 14-1146: Respondents, employees at a pork processing plant of petitioner Tyson Foods, filed a...more

Supreme Court Decides Sturgeon v. Frost

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On March 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Sturgeon v. Frost, No. 14-1209, vacating a decision of the Ninth Circuit and leaving open the possibility that Section 103(c) of the Alaska National Interest...more

Assisting with Adaptive Reuse

by Murtha Cullina on

Over the past 40 years, Boston-based WinnDevelopment has turned to a trusted partner in its legal counsel, Murtha Cullina LLP. In the last decade alone, the partnership has resulted in nearly 30 successful adaptive reuse...more

Inflatable flashboards meet historic dam

by PretiFlaherty on

A hydropower project in Lowell, Massachusetts won the right to replace wooden flashboards with an inflatable pneumatic crest gate system -- and now seeks to modify provisions requiring specific actions to mitigate impacts on...more

Ahwahnee By Any Other Name Would Be…Majestic

We previously posted about the dispute between the National Park Service and Yosemite’s former concessionaire, Delaware North, over the trademark ownership of many historic Yosemite sites, including the Ahwahnee Hotel, Badger...more

National Park Service Proposes Sweeping Changes to Oil and Gas Regulations

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The National Park Service (“NPS”) today proposed a major overhaul of its regulations for non-federal oil and gas operations in National Park units. See 80 Fed. Reg. 65,572 (Oct. 26, 2015). Although the NPS press statement...more

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Not Endangered or Threatened Says FWS

by Perkins Coie on

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service determined on October 5, 2015 that the Sonoran Desert Tortoise, found primarily in Arizona, does not qualify as either an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered...more

Yosemite: The Park, the Name, and the Lawsuit

As the saying goes, possession is nine-tenths of the law. That other tenth can be pretty complicated, depending on what you’re “possessing.” When you’re arguing with an older brother over who “possesses” the remote control,...more

Developer Tips: Top 11 Misperceptions about Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act - Even experienced project proponents can get caught off guard by common misunderstandings about cultural resources protection laws. One of the most misunderstood...more

D.C. Circuit Rejects Psychological Harm Theory in Deer-Culling Case

by BakerHostetler on

This Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion in No. 13-5136, Grunewald v. Jarvis, affirming the lower court’s decision that the National Park Service’s promulgation of the White-Tailed Deer Management Plan was lawful. At...more

Ahwahnee, By Any Other Name

What’s in a name? Apparently $51 million. The National Park Service is currently looking for a new concessionaire to manage hotels, transportation, recreation activities, and other facilities and services in Yosemite...more

Ninth Circuit Lifts the Veil: Explains How to Comply With Endangered Species Act 60-Day Notice Requirement

by Nossaman LLP on

The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) imposes certain procedural hurdles on any would-be plaintiff commencing a citizen suit to compel compliance with the ESA. One of the more substantive requirements is the 60-day notice...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - October 2014

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

DoD Issues Final Rule to Amend DFARS Limitations on Use of Cost- Reimbursement Line Items (DFARS Case 2013-D016) - The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2014 #6

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus: U.S. EPA settles case over destruction of rare Central Valley wetlands: EPA - Aug 14: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a...more

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