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Sagebrush Rebellion, Inc. v. Watt

ELR Citation: 14 ELR 20679
Nos. No. 80-1121, (D. Idaho, 06/19/1984) Judgment for defendants on remand

The court holds that the Secretary of the Interior's withdrawal of lands to form the Snake River Birds of Prey Area did not violate §204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. The notice and hearings associated with an environmental impact statement on a proposal to legislatively protect the area satisfied the notice and hearing requirements of §204. Despite the midstream change from legislative proposal to administrative action, any failures to meet §204 requirements were insubstantial and nonprejudicial.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Constance Brooks
Mountain States Legal Foundation
1200 Lincoln St., Denver CO 80203
(303) 861-0244

Counsel for Defendants
Jeffrey W. Ring, Ass't U.S. Attorney
550 W. Fort St., Boise ID 83724
(208) 334-1211

Counsel for Intervenors
Scott W. Reed
P.O. Box A, Coeur D'Alene ID 83814
(208) 664-2161