No. 2006-5053.

487 F.3d 871 (2007)

GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

May 14, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alan I. Saltman, Saltman & Stevens, P.C., of Washington, DC, argued for plaintiff-appellant. With him on the brief was Ruth G. Tiger. Of counsel on the brief were Barry P. Caplan and John A. Schwimmer, Sussman Shank LLP, of Portland, OR.

Robert J. Lundman, Attorney, Environment & Natural Resources Division, United States Department of Justice, of Washington, DC, argued for defendant-appellee. With him on the brief were Sue Ellen Wooldridge, Assistant Attorney General, and Kathryn E. Kovacs and Kelle S. Acock, Attorneys. Of counsel on the brief was Kristina Clark, Office of the Solicitor, United States Department of the Interior, of Washington, DC.

Before MAYER, LOURIE, and DYK, Circuit Judges.

DYK, Circuit Judge.

Appellant Greenlee County, Arizona ("Greenlee County") appeals from a decision of the United States Court of Federal Claims dismissing its suit against the appellee United States ("government" or "United States") for failure to state a claim. We affirm.



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