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Friday, March 5, 2021

OAK FLAT: APACHE STRONGHOLD MAKES U.S. GOVERNMENT RETREAT CAUSING 9th CIRCUIT DENIAL OF EMERGENCY INJUNCTION -- CASE STILL PROCEEDS ON EXPEDITED BASIS


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March 5, 2021

Contact:
Dr. Wendsler Nosie, Sr., Apache Stronghold, apaches4ss@yahoo.com

Michael V. Nixon, J.D., michaelvnixon@yahoo.com


APACHE STRONGHOLD MAKES U.S. GOVERNMENT RETREAT CAUSING 9th CIRCUIT DENIAL OF EMERGENCY INJUNCTION 

 CASE STILL PROCEEDS ON EXPEDITED BASIS

 By Apache Stronghold 

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French translation by Christine Prat

OAK FLAT, AZ – This afternoon the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Apache Stronghold's appeal of U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan's February 12, 2021, ruling.  The Appellate Court refused to grant Apache Stronghold's request on a 2-1 vote because of the Forest Service' last-minute March 1, 2021, withdrawal of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.  Prior to this withdrawal, the giveaway of Oak Flat would have happened by March 11, 2021.  The Appellate Court fell for this Forest Service ploy although Appellate Judge Bumatay observed, "The Supreme Court recently suggested we do not acquiesce to such tactics."