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River Runners for Wilderness v. Martin, No. 08-15112

In a petition for review of the National Park Service's decision to permit the continued use of motorized rafts and support equipment in Grand Canyon National Park, the petition is denied where: 1) certain Park Service policies challenged by plaintiffs did not prescribe substantive rules, nor were they promulgated in conformance with the procedures of the Administrative Procedure Act; and 2) a subsequent management plan was not arbitrary and capricious for failing to remove motorized uses in the Colorado River Corridor immediately.

Read River Runners for Wilderness v. Martin, No. 08-15112

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted June 10, 2009

Filed February 1, 2010


Per Curiam


For Appellants:

Julia A. Olson, Wild Earth Advocates, Eugene, OR

Matthew K. Bishop, Western Environmental Law Center, Helena, MT

For Appellees:

Charles R. Scott, Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC