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California ex rel. Younger v. Andrus

Citation: 9 ELR 20771
No. No. 76-1431, 608 F.2d 1247/13 ERC 1862/(9th Cir., 10/31/1979) Vacated & remanded

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses an appeal in a suit challenging the timing and adequacy of the programmatic environmental impact statement for the accelerated oil and gas leasing program for areas of the outer continental shelf off the southern California coast. Plaintiff has failed to demonstrate its standing to raise these questions by articulating the injury it suffers from the asserted National Environmental Policy Act violations. Because the record does not indicate whether plaintiff had standing before the district court, that court's judgment rejecting California's claims is vacated and remanded for consideration of dismissal for lack of jurisdiction.

Counsel for Plaintiff-Appellant
Anita Rudd, Deputy Attorney General
800 Tishman Bldg., 3580 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90010
(213) 736-2105

Counsel for Defendants-Appellees
Jacques B. Gelin
Land and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice, Washington DC 20530
(202) 633-2762

Before CHAMBERS, ELY and WALLACE, Circuit Judges.