Document - River Runners for Wilderness, et al. vs. Stephen P. Martin, et al.

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA River Runners for Wilderness, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. Stephen P. Martin, et al., Defendants, Grand Canyon River Outfitters, Association; and Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association, Defendant-Intervenors. No. CV-06-894-PCT-DGC ORDER This case concerns the National Parks Service’s decision to permit the continued use of motorized rafts and support equipment in Grand Canyon National Park. Plaintiffs contend that such motorized activities impair the wilderness character of the Canyon and that the Park Service’s decision violates its management policies and various federal statutes. Plaintiffs ask the Court to set aside the decision under the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”). For reasons explained in this order, Plaintiffs have not satisfied the high threshold required to set aside federal agency actions under the APA. Plaintiffs have failed to establish that the Park Service acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it adopted the 2006 CRMP. The Court accordingly will grant the summary judgment motions of Defendants and Intervenors and deny the summary judgment motion of Plaintiffs.

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This case concerns the National Parks Service’s decision to permit the continued use of motorized rafts and support equipment in Grand Canyon National Park.

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