9th Circ. Affirms Grand Canyon Park Boaters Plan

Law360, New York (July 23, 2009, 3:45 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has refused to second-guess the National Park Service's decision to continue to allow motorized rafts on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, despite environmental groups' claims that the 2006 management plan contradicts the agency's own policies on park governance.

In a per curiam opinion issued Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a 2007 decision from the district court granting summary judgment to the park service and two intervenor defendants representing boaters and other recreational interests....
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