California Department of Health Services v. Babbitt, 46 F. Supp. 2d 13 (D.D.C. 1999)

Case Summary:

We represented the Committee to Bridge the Gap and other California activists in a lawsuit brought by a California state agency and a private contractor seeking to force the transfer of federal land of great ecological and cultural value for use as a nuclear dump site. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted our motion to intervene on the side of the federal government, which resisted the transfer, and then granted our motion for summary judgment. California Dep't of Health Services v. Babbitt, 46 F. Supp. 2d 13 (D.D.C. 1999). The D.C. Circuit then dismissed, on standing grounds, an appeal of the district court's ruling by the private contractor. See U.S. Ecology Inc v. U.S. Department of Interior, 231 F.3d 20 (D.C. Cir. 2000).

Plaintiffs: Committee to Bridge the Gap and individuals.

Court: United States District Court for the District of Columbia