Federal court hearing marks far west native title fight
CLOSE The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan is taking on t카지노 사이트wo former U.S. Forest Service employees who claim to have been denied title to a woodlot across the street from their home in Detroit.
The federal lawsuit filed Monday in a U.S. District Court in Detroit alleges a Forest Service official denied them their woodlot title when they became ill following two years of exposure to high levels of mercury during the mining boom in southeastern Michigan.
Forest바카라사이트 Service officials denied title to a woodlot at a nearby industrial site where they were working, the lawsuit states.
In the case, former Forest Service agent and U.S. Forest Service employee Stephen W. Robinson and his wife claim in the lawsuit filed this week to be members of the Michigan Invertebrate Wildlife Council’s Forest Watch Program.
The suit states Forest Service officials informed Robinson they had violated their title agreement.
“It was my husband and myself who signed the agreement and agreed to hel카지노 사이트p protect the property,” Robinson said.
In June 2011, the couple and two other individuals were taking mercury levels to safety and were forced to leave the area, the lawsuit says.
That’s when the couple, including their daughter and their son, began going to the hospital seeking treatment for mercury poisoning.
In August 2011, after taking three days to receive treatment, the family filed a lawsuit against the Forest Service in federal court, saying they were denied access to woodlot title in violation of their title agreement.
On Tuesday, a federal judge denied the Forest Service’s motion to dismiss Robinson’s lawsuit in the Eastern District of Michigan.
The Forest Service said it would file an emergency motion before the hearing in response to Robinson’s motion to dismiss, according to a statement posted to its website.
The suit names the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the U.S. Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act as defendants.
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