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Intervention, FRCP 24

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Norton

The court grants a local water authority's motion to intervene in a case brought by environmental groups challenging the validity of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's biological opinion concerning the coordinated operation of the...

State v. Kennecott Corp.

A court denies motions to intervene and set aside a consent decree concerning the cleanup and restoration of contaminated groundwater. The motion to intervene was filed 10 years after the consent decree was entered, there has been...

Georgia v. Corps of Eng'rs

The court reverses a district court judgment denying Florida's and a hydropower company's motions to intervene as defendants in Georgia's lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) to compel the Corps to increase the...

United States v. Carpenter

The court reverses a district court's denial on timeliness grounds of environmental groups' motion to intervene in a suit between the United States and a county regarding the status of a U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) road. In...

Utahns for Better Transp. v. Department of Transp.

The court reverses a district court holding that a trade association lacked standing to intervene in an environmental group's suit against the U.S. government challenging the government's approval of a highway improvement plan. The...

Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Whitman

The court denies an electric utility and trade association coalition's motion to intervene in mediation leading to and subsequent enforcement of an amended consent decree between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and an...

Southwest Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Berg

The court reverses a district court decision and holds that a group of developers may intervene as of right in a suit brought by environmental groups against a city and against local, state, and federal officials for violating a state...

Alternative Research & Dev. Found. v. Veneman

The court affirms a district court decision denying a biomedical association's motion to intervene in an alternative research group's challenge of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) animal research regulation as well as the...

Maine v. Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv.

The court upholds a district court decision denying environmental groups the right to intervene in a suit concerning the listing of the Atlantic salmon as an endangered species. In 1999, the groups sued the National Marine Fisheries...

Utah Ass'n of Counties v. Clinton

The court reverses a district court decision and holds that environmental groups could intervene in a suit brought by a counties' association to have the presidential proclamation establishing the Grand Staircase-Escalante National...