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Conservation Council of N.C. v. Froehlke

Citation: 2 ELR 20155
No. No. C-184-D-71, 340 F. Supp. 222/3 ERC 1687/(M.D.N.C., 02/14/1972)

A preliminary injunction based on insufficient compliance with NEPA will not be issued to halt work on the New Hope Dam since the environmental impact statement filed by the Corps of Engineers is sufficiently complete. The statement includes actual depositions of experts opposing the project. Its discussion of alternatives is sufficiently complete, though short. The Corps need not set out its entire analysis of the alternatives; it is enough that it studies the alternatives and provides a meaningful reference to seeing that the Corps complies with the procedures set out in NEPA; the substantive decision whether or not to build the dam rests with Congress.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Norman B. Smith
P.O. Box 1842
Greensboro, N.C. 27402

Counsel for Defendants
William L. Osteen
United States Attorney
P.O. Box 1858
Greensboro, N.C. 27402

George M. McDermott
P.O. Box 637
Sanford, N.C. 27330