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Petterson v. Resor

Citation: 2 ELR 20013
No. No. 71-283, 331 F. Supp. 1302/3 ERC 1170/(D. Or., 10/04/1971)

The Secretary of the Army has the authority under the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 to permit the dredging and filling of the Columbia River for purpose of the extension of a runway of the Portland International Airport without first obtaining congressional approval because the resulting structures will not obstruct navigation of the river....

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