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United States v. Rancho Palos Verdes, City of

ELR Citation: ELR 20597
Nos. No. 87-5197, 841 F.2d 329/(9th Cir., 03/09/1988)

The court holds that a municipal corporation is not a "person" subject to the requirements of the Endangered Species Act. Although the Act defines "person" as including "instrumentalities" of political subdivisions, a municipal corporation cannot be considered both a political subdivision and an instrumentality of a political subdivision....

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