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Natural Resources Defense Council v. Morton

Citation: 2 ELR 20089
No. No. 2397-71, 337 F. Supp. 167/3 ERC 1473/(D.D.C., 12/17/1971) Security bond set

Following the district court's preliminary injunction of oil leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf (2 ELR 20028), the district court denies the government's request that plaintiffs post a security bond of $750,000. Instead the bond is set at $100. To require the bond requested by the government would prevent plaintiffs from obtaining judicial review of defendants' compliance with NEPA and would be inconsistent with the Act.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Thomas B. Stoel, Jr.
Edward L. Strohbehn, Jr.
1600 Twentieth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 387-2855

Counsel for Defendants
Thomas L. McKevitt Attorney
Room 2127
Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 739-2710