DC Circ. Awards Costs To Tribes In EPA Rule Case

Law360, New York (December 20, 2011, 4:51 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday ruled that several Native American tribes and tribal associations can collect costs and attorneys fees from the federal government for their roles as intervenors in New Jersey v. EPA, even though the tribes' claims in the case were never reached.

The court did not name an amount, saying the tribes and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would have to enter appellate mediation to work it out.

The case ended in February 2008 when the court struck down U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
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