On January 16, 2014 CHAPA's attorneys filed a response in opposition to the motions for summary judgement filed by the DOI and intervenors in the CHAPA vs DOI lawsuit. Links to the documents which were filed can be found in the Legal References menu in the left column on the OBPA website homepage.
CHAPA filed a complaint against the Department of Interior and The National Park Service on February 9, 2012. The DOI responded to the complaint on April 23, 2012.The administrative record for the ORV Management Plan and Final ORV Rule was made available by the National Park Service in September of 2012.
The case was moved from the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to the U.S. District Court, North Carolina
Eastern District in December, 2012.
CHAPA filed a motion for summary judgement on July 10, 2013. The defendants (DOI and intervenors) filed a cross motion for summary judgement on November 4, 2013.
The next action will be a response to the 1/16/2014 CHAPA filing from the defendants. That filing is due on February 13, 2014.
After the defendants' response, Judge Boyle will review the arguments and issue a ruling. The timing of that ruling will be dependent on the time required by the judge to complete his review.