Robert Brothers, Plaintiff-appellant, v. U.S. Forest Service, Defendant-appellee, 12 F.3d 1105 (9th Cir. 1993)Annotate this Case
Argued and Submitted July 14, 1993
Decided Nov. 18, 1993
Before: GOODWIN, FARRIS, and THOMPSON, Circuit Judges.
Robert Brothers appeals the district court's judgment in favor of the United States Forest Service in his action seeking to enjoin the "Sugarloaf" timber sale. Brothers contends that the Forest Service violated the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA"), 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq., by not preparing an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment for the Sugarloaf sale. We find that the Forest Service complied with the alternate requirements of section 318 of the Department of Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1990, Pub. L. No. 101-121, 103 Stat. 701, 745-50 (1989), and is thereby deemed to have satisfied NEPA. The judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED. Robertson v. Seattle Audubon, --- U.S. ----, 112 S. Ct. 1407 (1992).
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