Nos. 73-1223 and 73-1278 to 73-1283.

485 F.2d 1 (1973)

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Ellis L. ARMSTRONG, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, and Rogers C. B. Morton, Secretary of the Interior, Defendants-Appellants, State of Colorado et al., Defendants-Intervenors-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

Certiorari Denied January 21, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Raymond N. Zagone, Atty., Dept. of Justice (Wallace H. Johnson, Asst. Atty. Gen., C. Nelson Day, U. S. Atty., Thomas L. McKevitt and Robert L. Klarquist, Attys., Dept. of Justice, with him on the brief), for defendants-appellants.

James B. Lee and Owen Olpin, Salt Lake City, Utah (Constance K. Lundberg and Chris Wangsgard, Salt Lake City, Utah, with them on the brief), for plaintiffs-appellees.

Kenneth Balcomb, Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Frank E. Maynes, Durango, Colo., with him on the brief), for intervenors-defendants.

Edward W. Clyde, Salt Lake City, Utah (Raphael J. Moses, Boulder, Colo., and Clyde O. Martz, Denver, Colo., with him on the brief), for intervenors-defendants, on rebuttal.

Before LEWIS, Chief Judge, and HILL, SETH, HOLLOWAY, McWILLIAMS, BARRETT and DOYLE, Circuit Judges, sitting en banc.

Certiorari Denied January 21, 1974. See 94 S.Ct. 933.

SETH, Circuit Judge.

These suits were commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and transferred to the District of Utah. They are in the nature of mandamus, and seek also injunctive and declaratory relief. The initial defendants were the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. The plaintiffs seek to have these officials take such action...

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