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United States v. Reserve Mining Co.

Citation: 2 ELR 20578
No. No. 5-72 Civ. 19, 56 F.R.D. 408/4 ERC 1321/(D. Minn., 06/15/1972) Intervention allowed

A broad view of "interests" and "adequate representation" should be taken when interpreting Rule 24 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, particularly in environmental questions. Intervention by parties with differing interests permits differing approaches to be considered by the court. Certain Minnosota towns, counties and Chambers of Commerce may intervene as defendants since their economic interests are intertwined with the interests of the Reserve Mining Company.Neighboring states may intervene as plaintiffs, since the fact situations which give rise to their suits for interstate pollution are common with the federal suit. Environmental groups also may intervene as plaintiffs, representing a broad public interest which may differ from those asserted by the neighboring states.

Counsel for Plaintiff
Robert G. Renner United States Attorney
596 U.S. Courthouse
Minneapolis, Minn. 55401

Counsel for Defendant
Edward T. Fride
Sullivan, Hanft, Hastings
1200 Alworth Building
Duluth, Minn. 55802

Robert J. Sheran
Lindquist and Vennum
860 Northwestern Bank Bldg.
Minneapolis, Minn. 55402

Counsel for Intervenors
Keith M. Brownell
St. Louis County Attorney
301 Courthouse
Duluth, Minn. 55802

Wayne G. Johnson
Johnson & Thomas
Norshor Building
Silver Bay, Minn. 55614

Jerome Maslowski
Francis J. Carrier
for the Attorney General
630 Seven Story Office Building
Lansing, Michigan 48913

William R. Ojala
State Representative
333 South Second St. West
Aurora, Minn. 55705

James A. Rogers
Assistant Attorney General
114 East State Capitol
Madison, Wisc. 53702

Fred A. Cina
Village of Babbitt
Aurora, Minn. 55705

Mitchel H. Costley
Lake County Courthouse
Two Harbors, Minn. 55616

John M. Donovan
Applequist, Nolan, Donoval
Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce
1000 Alworth Building
Duluth, Minn. 55802

Joseph B. Johnson
Reavill, Neimeyer
811 First American National Bank
Duluth, Minn. 55802

Ronald W. Thomas
Norshor Building
Silver Bay, Minn. 55614

Howard J. Vogel
814 Flour Exchange Bldg.
Minneapolis, Minn. 55415