Jump to Navigation
Jump to Content

Josephine, County of v. Andrus

Citation: 11 ELR 20178
No. No. 81-34, (D. Or., 01/15/1981)

The court grants a temporary restraining order preventing the Department of the Interior from including five rivers in northern California within the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System until plaintiffs are included in the evaluation process required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The court orders that pursuant to NEPA defendant must hold hearings in Oregon, prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) which properly identifies and evaluates the impact of proposed action within the state, and circulate the DEIS to interested parties for comment.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
William F. Martson Jr., Bruce C. Berning
Tonkon, Torp, Galen, Marmaduke & Booth
1001 SW Fifth Ave., Portland OR 97204
(503) 221-1440

Counsel for Defendants
Thomas C. Lee, Ass't U.S. Attorney
620 SW Main St., P.O. Box 71, Portland OR 97207
(503) 221-2101