Train v. City of New York

PETITIONER: Train
RESPONDENT: City of New York
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois

DOCKET NO.: 73-1377
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1972-1975)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

CITATION: 420 US 35 (1975)
ARGUED: Nov 12, 1974
DECIDED: Feb 18, 1975

ADVOCATES:
John R. Thompson - for respondents
Robert H. Bork - for petitioner
W. Thomas Jacks -

Facts of the case

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - November 12, 1974 in Train v. City of New York

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - February 18, 1975 in Train v. City of New York

Warren E. Burger:

The judgment and opinion of the Court in No. 73-1377, Train against the City of New York will be announced by Mr. Justice White.

Byron R. White:

The 1972 Amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to allot to the state up to the amount -- sums of money up to the amounts specified in the Act for the years covered by the provisions of the Act.

Those funds allotted thereafter become available for commitment for approved sewage treatment projects.

The issue in the case is whether the Administrator has the authority to postpone allotments or to allot to the states less than the total amounts authorized under the Act.

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that the Administrator had no such discretion.

For the reasons that we given an opinion on file with the Court -- or on file with the clerk, we affirm the judgment of the Court of Appeals.

I'm authorized to say that Mr. Justice Douglas concurs in the result.

Warren E. Burger:

Thank you Mr. Justice White.