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Tribe Has No Immunity In Clean Water Act Suit, Judge Says

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 8:16 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal judge ruled Monday that the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation must face claims in an environmental group's lawsuit over alleged Clean Water Act violations at a hydroelectric facility the tribe co-owns, saying the tribe must be joined to the suit and that its sovereign immunity is waived under the CWA.

The Confederated Tribes, which constitute a single, federally recognized tribal entity, and Portland General Electric Co. had both asked the court to dismiss the Deschutes River Alliance's lawsuit alleging past and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Deschutes River Alliance v. Portland General Electric Company

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Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Michael H. Simon

Date Filed

August 12, 2016

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