Colo. Enviros Sue To Stop Artist Christo's River Project

Law360, New York (February 1, 2012, 8:03 PM EST) -- A Colorado group sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Wednesday, saying the agency ignored environmental dangers when approving the artist Christo's plan to drape fabric above a six-mile stretch of the Arkansas River.

The group, Rags Over the Arkansas River, alleges that the planned two-week exhibition will have a lasting impact on the environment through disruption of wildlife, destruction of the environment caused by the drilling of anchors for the fabric, and added congestion and human garbage in the area.

Christo and his partner, Jeanne-Claude,...
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Case Information

Case Title

Rags Over the Arkansas River, Inc. v. The Bureau of Land Management et al

Case Number




Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


William J. Martinez

Date Filed

February 1, 2012

Government Agencies

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