TITLE

LIMITING TRIBAL RIGHTS UNDER THE FEDERAL POWER ACT: SKOKOMISH INDIAN TRIBE V. UNITED STATES

AUTHOR(S)
Harden, Tyler
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Energy Law Journal;2007, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p667
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the court case Skokomish Indian Tribe v. U.S., filed with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court. The tribe sued the City of Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Public Utilities, and the U.S. for damaged caused by the Cushman Hydroelectric Project, claiming losses of nearly $5 billion. The court of first instance dismissed the tribe's claim under section 10(c) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) and gave a summary judgment. The Ninth Circuit upheld the decision under the statute of limitations grounds.
ACCESSION #
27887558

 

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