Environmentalists Urge Appellate Court To Subject OB/OD To NEPA Review

January 31, 2023
Environmentalists are urging a federal appellate court to subject the Air Force’s open burn/open detonation (OB/OD) of waste explosives on Guam to review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), seeking to reverse a district court ruling that dismissed their challenge on procedural grounds. Earthjustice, on behalf of Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian, a Guam-based group, filed a Jan. 26 opening brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit arguing that the federal district court in Guam erred...

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