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People of the State of California v. US Dept. of the Interior (No. 12-55856, 2014)

 

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Opinion

Summary [1]

The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of federal defendants and intervenor water districts in an action challenging an environmental impact statement prepared by the Secretary of the Interior that analyzed the effects of water transfer agreements on the Salton Sea in
southern California.

The panel disagreed with the district court and held that the plaintiffs, Imperial County and the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District, had standing to sue. The panel nonetheless affirmed the judgment because the district court correctly found in the alternative that the Secretary of the Interior did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act.

The panel also held that the record below made plain that the Secretary did not violate the Clean Air Act.

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  1. This summary constitutes no part of the opinion of the court. It has been prepared by court staff for the convenience of the reader.
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