Enviro's Challenge To $16M Water Pipeline Denied

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal judge on Friday rejected an environmental group's challenge to the U.S. government’s approval of a $16 million water pipeline project undertaken by Veneta, Ore., saying the group lacked standing to sue under federal environmental law.

In denying plaintiff Landwatch Lane County’s motion for summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken said the environmental group failed to allege how it was harmed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s approval of the pipeline. The group also failed to...
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