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Sagebrush Rebellion, Inc. v. Watt

Citation: 14 ELR 20679
No. No. 80-1121, (D. Idaho, 06/19/1984) Judgment for defendants on remand

The court holds that the Secretary of the Interior's withdrawal of lands to form the Snake River Birds of Prey Area didnot violate § 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. The notice and hearings associated with an environmental impact statement on a proposal to legislatively protect the area satisfied the notice and hearing requirements of § 204. Despite the midstream change from legislative proposal to administrative action, any failures to meet § 204 requirements were insubstantial and nonprejudicial.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Constance Brooks
Mountain States Legal Foundation
1200 Lincoln St., Denver CO 80203
(303) 861-0244

Counsel for Defendants
Jeffrey W. Ring, Ass't U.S. Attorney
550 W. Fort St., Boise ID 83724
(208) 334-1211

Counsel for Intervenors
Scott W. Reed
P.O. Box A, Coeur D'Alene ID 83814
(208) 664-2161