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1973 – Appellate decision EDF vs. Armstrong (Bureau of Reclamation) over New Melones EIS

Status: Live River
Date: September 3, 1973

This is the U.S. Court of Appeals decision in Environmental Defense vs. Armstrong (commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation). The case dealt with the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and its relationship to the California Water Board’s Decision 1422 . The Court deemed the EIS adequate, and left it to the State to continue with its Decision 1422, which imposed conditions on New Melones water use, which the Bureau refused to recognize, leading to more state-federal conflict over the Stanislaus River, which the State eventually won at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Keywords: Federal, Legal
Format: Document
Collection: Admin's Collection

Date uploaded: Jul 18, 2022
Date last modified: Dec 4, 2023