The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota addressed an issue of first impression in the Eighth Circuit, recognizing, in a March 6, 2015 opinion, a cause of action for injunctive relief under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) against a non-federal governmental body—notwithstanding the fact that the NEPA environmental review process for the project at issue was not yet final—where the governmental body’s actions were effectively limiting the options that would be considered during the environmental review process and therefore affecting the citizen group plaintiff’s NEPA rights. Lakes and Parks Alliance of Minneapolis v. Federal Transit, — F.Supp.3d —- (D. Minn. 2015). The underlying dispute involved alleged flaws in the environmental review under NEPA and the Minnesota Environmental Policy…