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Businessmen Affected Severely by the Yearly Action Plans, Inc. v. D.C. City Council

Citation: 2 ELR 20237
No. No. 99-72, 339 F. Supp. 793/3 ERC 1906/(D.D.C., 03/15/1972)

A renewal project in downtown Washington, which would replace five squares of predominantly three- and four-story buildings containing small shops and businesses with multi-story office complexes and which would increase pedestrian and vehicular traffic and change transportation patterns, is a major federal action significantly affecting the environment.An environmental impact statement must be filed. Motion granting owners and tenants a preliminary injunction preventing defendants "from continuing in any way" with the project, stayed for 120 days to allow preparation of the formal impact statement.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Nicholas Addams
1707 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

David A. Sutherland
1420 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Counsel for Defendants
Stanley J. Fineman
David A. Clark, Jr.
Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530

Nathan Dodell Asst. U.S. Attorney
U.S. Court House
Washington, D.C. 20001