Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Interior: Proper Deference

Waldron, Maya
May 2010
Ecology Law Quarterly;2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p721
Academic Journal
The article presents a court case between the Center for Biological Diversity and the Department of Interior wherein the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Federal Land Policy Management Act. A dissent by Judge Tallman claimed that the majority did not give BLM proper deference for the decision. However it is concluded that the majority made a procedural legal analysis in BLM's failure and deference is not binding in this case.


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