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Sierra Club v. Morton

Citation: 2 ELR 20469
No. No. 51464, (N.D. Cal., 05/25/1972) Motion to amend complaint granted

Plaintiff, Sierra Club, now moves to amend its complaint by adding allegations of injury to its aesthetic, conservational and recreational interests. These are precisely the kind of allegations that the Supreme Court noted were absent from the original complaint, Sierra Club v. Morton, 2 ELR 20192, and comprise curative amendments, apparently envisioned by the Supreme Court, with respect to the threshold procedural issue of standing. Plaintiff's motion for leave to amend is granted.

Counsel for Plaintiff:
John D. Hoffman
Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund
311 California Street
San Francisco, California 94104

Counsel for Defendant:
Rodney Hamblin Asst. U.S. Attorney
16th Floor Federal Bldg. and U.S. Courthouse
450 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, California 94102