Judge Nixes NEPA Suit Over W.Va. Dam

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several state agencies could build a dam in the Lost River watershed, shooting down the second suit brought by a group of homeowners over the dam's environmental impact.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey granted a cross-motion for summary judgment filed by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service and the West Virginia Conservation Agency, and denied a summary judgment motion filed by the plaintiffs, a group of residents who allegedly stand to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Webster et al v. United States Department of Agriculture et al

Case Number



West Virginia Northern

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)


Chief Judge John Preston Bailey

Date Filed

November 22, 2009

Government Agencies

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