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Boston Waterfront Residents Ass'n v. Romney

Citation: 2 ELR 20359
No. No. 72-1157-LC, 343 F. Supp. 89/(D. Mass., 04/18/1972)

A 1965 Department of Housing and Urban Development grant for waterfront redevelopment, half of which was still to be disbursed after January 1, 1970, is a major action with continuing federal involvement, and requires an environmental impact statement under NEPA. Particular parts of the project are still planned for the future, so alternatives are still open for consideration. Where demolition of arguably historic buildings would irrevocably foreclose alternatives, defendant Redevelopment Authority is to be restrained from proceeding until further order of the court.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Harvey A. Silbergate
65A Atlantic Avenue
Boston, Mass. 02110

Counsel for Defendant Boston Redevelopment Authority
Arthur G. Coffey Asst. General Counsel
City Hall Room 900
Boston, Mass. 02201

Counsel for Defendant BRA Directors
James J. Myers
Gadsby & Hannah
75 Federal St.
Boston, Mass. 02110

Counsel for Federal Defendants
Frederick R. Kellogg Asst. U.S. Attorney
1107 U.S. Post Office & Court House
Boston, Mass. 02109