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Northwest Envtl. Defense Ctr. v. Bratton

Citation: 11 ELR 20486
No. No. 80-180, 16 ERC 1097/(D. Or., 04/14/1981)

The court upholds the adequacy of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a jetty rehabilitation project in Nehalem Bay, Oregon. Plaintiff sought a preliminary injunction halting the project, contending that the final EIS was iandequate under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The court finds that the EIS is in compliance with NEPA because it provides decision-makers and the public with adequate information on the environmental impacts of the project. Thus plaintiff did to establish a strong likelihood of success on the merits. The court also rules that defendants will suffer greater harm than plaintiff if the project is halted, that the public interest does not favor the issuance of a preliminary injunction, and that the motion is denied.

Counsel for Plaintiff
Nina Robert
408 SE Baseline, Hillsboro OR 97123
(503) 648-4126

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

Counsel for Defendant-Intervenors
Gregory H. Baum
Hermann & Smith
Suite 310, 610 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97205
(503) 224-4540

David W. Hantke
Johnson, Hantke & Tuthill
P.O. Box 272, 309 Laurel Ave., Tillamook OR 97141
(503) 842-2553