Description: Challenge to federal defendants' environmental review for the the Central North Dakota Water Supply Project.
Missouri v. U.S. Department of the Interior–Bureau of Reclamation
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/08/2020 Order Download Defendants' motion to transfer to the District of North Dakota denied. 02/04/2020 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Missouri Challenged Environmental Review for Water Diversion Project. The State of Missouri filed a federal court lawsuit charging that the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a North Dakota agency violated the National Environmental Policy Act when they authorized the Central ND Project, which would divert water from the Missouri River. Missouri alleged that the Finding of No Significant Impact for the project “stated, without proper analysis,” that the project would not substantively contribute to climate change or affect park lands, farming lands, wetlands, wild and scenic rivers, or ecologically critical areas.