greenhouse gas emissions from the Angora Project along with their potential impacts and writes off these emissions as insignificant.4. This action arises under, and alleges violation of, the National Environmental Policy Act(“NEPA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 4321
; the National Forest Management Act (“NFMA”), 16 U.S.C. §§1600
; and the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), 5 U.S.C. §§ 501
; and the statutes’implementing regulations. Specifically, this action challenges the Angora Fire Restoration ProjectDecision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact (“FONSI”) issued by Terri Marceron, ForestSupervisor for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, and the United States Forest Service (referred tocollectively as “Defendants” or “Forest Service”). Plaintiffs may seek temporary, preliminary, orpermanent injunctions against all or portions of the federally approved activities challenged herein toforestall irreparable injury to the environment and to Plaintiffs’ interests, and any other such relief as theCourt deems appropriate.
5. Jurisdiction over this action is conferred by 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 (federal question), 2201(declaratory relief), and 2202 (injunctive relief). This cause of action arises under the laws of the UnitedStates, including NEPA, NFMA, the APA, and implementing regulations established pursuant to thesefederal statutes. An actual, justiciable controversy exists between Plaintiffs and Defendants. Therequested relief is proper under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201 and 2202, and 5 U.S.C. §§ 705 and 706.
6. Venue in this Court is proper under 28 U.S.C §§ 1391 and 1392. The actions challengedin this case, including the Decision Notice and FONSI, were developed and issued by Defendants in theLake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, which is headquartered in South Lake Tahoe, California, located inEl Dorado County. Additionally, land subject to the challenged decisions is located in this judicialdistrict. Venue therefore properly vests in this district.
7. Plaintiff Earth Island Institute (“EII”) is a nonprofit corporation organized under the lawsof the state of California. EII is headquartered in Berkeley, California. EII’s mission is to develop and
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