7/26/2012 Status Conference - CHAPA Law Suit  

As you may be aware, Judge Sullivan held a conference with the plaintiff’s, defendants', and intervenors' lawyers in the CHAPA lawsuit today.

At today's telephonic status conference, after being notified of tomorrow's scheduled hearing before Judge Boyle, D.C. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan indicated his inclination to sua sponte (i.e., on his own will, without request by any party) transfer the D.C. Court litigation challenging the final CHNSRA ORV management plan and environmental impact statement "to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina as related to Case No. 2:07-CV-45-BO [Judge Terrance Boyle] in that court or otherwise."  Judge Sullivan has directed the parties, by no later than August 6, 2012, to file any objections to such transfer.  CHAPA intends to do so.

Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to resolve the Beach Access issues we continue to face at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area.  We will let you know when we have more information.