Legal cases lead the headlines for October. Action continues in the long running WEMO case. While the below information notes a September 2009 date, legal action has been occurring with WEMO and other southern California desert plans for over a decade. Throughout this time, Cal4Wheel has been active in the issues while partnering with the BlueRibbon Coalition for legal support.
WEMO (the continuing Saga) - On September 28, 2009, Judge Illston entered an “Order re: Summary Judgment Motions” finding that Defendants United States Bureau of Land Management, et al., (“Federal Defendants”) had violated the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) and the Federal Land and Policy Management Act (“FLPMA”) when they adopted the Western Mojave (“WEMO”) management plan amendment.
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