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Conservation Council of N.C. v. Froehlke

Citation: 9 ELR 20105
No. No. 77-2598, 591 F.2d 1339/(4th Cir., 01/25/1979) Aff'd

The Fourth Circuit affirms a district court's judgment upholding the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to impound water behind the completed B. Everett Jordan Dam. In conformity with this court's remand instructions, the lower court engaged in a substantial inquiry to determine whether there had been a clear error in judgment by the agency and properly concluded, with comprehensive findings, that the Corps' decision was not arbitrary or capricious.

Counsel for Plaintiffs-Appellants
Norman B. Smith
Smith, Patterson, Follin, Curtis, James & Harkavy
704 Southeastern Bldg., Greensboro NC 27401
(919) 274-2992

Emery B. Denny, Jr.
Haywood, Denny & Miller
200 Wachovia Bank Bldg., 201 W. Main St., Durham NC 27701
(919) 682-5747

Claude V. Jones
1310 Arnette Ave, Durham NC 27707
(919) 682-5594

Counsel for Defendants-Appellees
Larry C. Gutterridge, Carl Strass
Land and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 633-2740

Before Bryan, Field and Hall, JJ.