Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Alaska Survival v. Surface Trans. Bd. (9th Cir. - Nov. 28, 2012)

This one can be summarized fairly easily:

"We granted a stay because we thought the environmentalists might win.  But we heard oral argument and they're going to lose.  We'll write an opinion saying why once we get around to it, but in the meantime, we need jobs, and delaying the project will cost tax dollars.  So we hereby lift the stay."

P.S. - There's apparently an administrative tribunal called the Surface Transportation Board.  Who knew?