Judge Says DOI's Preserve Committee Picks Don't Violate Law

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday recommended dismissing a claim that challenges the U.S. Department of Interior's allegedly unbalanced composition of a national preserve's off-road vehicle advisory committee, saying federal statutes fail to provide a meaningful standard to judge the panel's makeup.

As part of a suit contesting the National Parks Service's plan to open up portions of the Big Cypress National Preserve for off-road vehicle use, the National Parks Conservation Association alleged the preserve's ORV Advisory Committee violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act by lacking...
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Case Information

Case Title

National Parks Conservation Association et al v. United States Department of Interior et al

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


John E. Steele

Date Filed

October 12, 2011

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