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Environmental Defense Fund v. Ruckelshaus

Citation: 3 ELR 20488
No. No. 72-1548, 485 F.2d 780/(D.C. Cir., 03/30/1973) D.C. Cir. has exclusive jurisdiction

Exclusive jurisdiction to review in whole or in part an order to suspend the use of DDT under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) vests in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the filing of a complaint and consolidation of five actions under the FIFRA in that court. Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act in issuing an order to suspend the use of DDT under the FIFRA cannot be litigated apart from the ajudication of the validity of the underlying FIFRA order.

Counsel for Plaintiff
William A. Butler
John F. Dienelt
1712 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

Counsel for Defendant
Allen S. Rosenthal
Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530

Michael C. Farrar
Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, S.W., Room 519
Washington, D.C. 20460

Counsel for Intervenors, Coachoma Chemical Co.
Robert L. Ackerly
Charles A. O'Connor, III
1625 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

Wright, Leventhal, and Robb, Circuit Judges.