EAJA Awards

Agency Agency subcomponent Name Award date Award amount Awardees Claims description Finding basis Actions
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) REDACTED v. Moore Null REDACTED Writ of mandamus Null Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service David A. Herr and Pamela F. Herr vs United States Forest Service Null
$ 2,539
Mountain States Legal Foundation Wilderness Act & MWA Judgment Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency (RMA) In the matter of Risk Management Agency
$ 40,581
Null Whole Farm Revenue Protection Award Show
U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) Martin v. Barr
$ 2,108
Michael Martin, Legal Aid Society Whether the Board of Immigration Appeals committed legal error when it dismissed Mr. Martin’s appeal pursuant to 8 C.F.R. § 1003.23(b)(1). Settlement agreement Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Epp v. NRCS
$ 14,117
Richard Epp Wetlands determination Award Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) In the matter of Farm Service Agency
$ 27,249
Null Wetlands determination Award Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) In the matter of Natural Resources Conservation Service
$ 65,865
Null Wetlands determination Award Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Idaho Conservation League et al v. U.S. Forest Service
$ 125,000
Bryan Hurlbutt, Laurence Lucas, Roger Flynn Violations of inadequate EA/FONSI and violations to prepare and EIS. Violations to minimize Imacys. Failure to comply with NFMA regulations and the Targhee Forest Plan. Violations of inadequate EA/FONSI and violations to prepare and EIS Court found that the Forest Service violated NEPA, NFMA, and the Organic Act by failing to adequately consider (1) the groundwater of Dog Bone ridge, and (2) how that groundwater from Dog Bone Ridge will impact the Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Corral Creek. Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Bark et al v. United States Forest Service
$ 312,730
Brenna Bella and Jennifer Schwartz Violated NFMA by authorizing a project that is inconsistent with the applicable Forest Plan management directives. Violated the TRM by improperly claiming in its Decision Notice to have identified a minimum road system without addressing or explaining how the identified system is based on the factors listed at 36 C.F.R. § 212.5(b). Violated NEPA by issuance of the Crystal Clear Restoration Project EA/FONSI and Decision Notice. Court finds that he Forest Service did not violate NEPA, the NFMA, or the TMR in approving the Crystal Clear Restoration project. Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service High Country Conservation Advocates et al v. United States Forest Service et al
$ 147,631
Edward B. Zukoski and Mary Emily Splitek Violated NEPA failing to consider an alternative that would have protected the Pilot Knob Roadless Area from coal mining. Failed to disclose or analyze the water, wildlife, vegetation or other resources across the 19, 700-acre exception area, making it impossible for the agency to fairly compare alternative courses of action. Failed to acknowledge and account for the environmental impacts of the increased demand for coal which will be induced by its decision. Failure to take a "hard Look" at the Climate Impacts of the Lease Modifications. The decision to eliminate the Pilot Know Alternative from Exception SFEIS was arbitrary and thus violated NEPA Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Klamath Forest Alliance v. Blower et al
$ 37,000
Meriel L. Darzen Violated NEPA by unlawful use of inapplicable categorical exclusion and arbitrary conclusion that no extraordinary circumstances are present. Failure to make a rational determination that the proposed commercial salvage logging operations and green tree removal in LSRs is consistent with the NWFP and the Forest Plan. Failure to explain how the Slater Fire Safe Re-entry Project is consistent with the NWFP and the Forest Plan violates NFMA. Plaintiff intends to add a claim under ESA section 7 upon expiration of the 60-day notice period. On 8/27/21 Court grants Joint Motion for Stay. Order signed approving settlement and stipulated dismissal 10/21/21. Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Environmental Protection Information Center v. Carlson et al
$ 191,000
Rene P. Voss and Matt Kenna Violated NEPA by approving the Ranch Fore Roadside Fire Project. The FS will not proceed with the following previously-approved commercial timber sales: Bartlett Roadside Fire Salvage; Deer Valley Roadside Fire Salvage;M3 Roadside Fire Salvage;M5-Pacific Roadside Fire Salvage; M10 West Roadside Fire Salvage; or Pine Mountain Roadside Fire Salvage. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tomasa Romero Solis v. L. Francis Cissna
$ 70,000
Tomasa Romero Solis, Heriberto Gonzalez Najera, Anareli Mendiola Romero, Edgar Mendiola Romero, Juan Mendiola Romero, Lorena Roblero Berduo, Estela Cruz Hernandez, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, Maria Solano Martinez, Catalina Garcia Santiago, Vinicio Perez Gutierrez, Andrea Pioquinto Mata, Adrian Hernandez Lopez, Adela Morales Gonzalez, Adelmira Morales Perez, Leobardo Roblero Gonzalez, Osmar Roblero Morales, Dulce Roblero Morales, Exal Roblero Morales, Rita Edali Roblero Morales, Francisco Perez Gutierrez, Evelia Barrientos Urias, and Gilberto Garcia Uriostegui Unreasonably delayed processing of petitions for nonimmigrant status, in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 706(1). Settlement Agreement Show
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety v. Azar
$ 14,888
Center for Food Safety and Center for Environmental Health (Plaintiffs) Unreasonable delay Settlement, but no finding that government position was not substantially justified Show
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Native Ecosystems Coucil v. BLM
$ 70,000
Thomas Woodbury This matter involves four separate Environmental Assessments with Findings of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI), as well as four separate decisions (Decision, or collectively the Challenged Decisions) completed by the BLM Dillon Field Office in connection with 4 watersheds. All of the Challenged Decisions provided for vegetation treatments targeting reduction of conifer encroachment in various areas within each watershed. Plaintiff filed an action in the District of Montana, seeking in part to have the BLM enjoined from conducting any activities in connection with the Challenged Decisions. The Plaintiff asserted that the BLM violated NEPA and FLPMA. The judge entered an order granting partial summary judgment in favor of BLM on all claims except one FLPMA claim in connection with a single watershed. The court determined that the BLM failed to supplement one EA to incorporate additional analysis as required by the applicable ARMPA for sage grouse. Show