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Last Thursday California federal judge John A. Mendez found that the U.S. Forest Service didn’t take a hard enough look at the alternatives to a timber project in California’s Mendocino National Forest. Citing the Forest Service’s lack of a “hard look” at the project alternatives to avoid impacts on the northern spotted owl, including one ...Read More
Two lumber companies are challenging former President Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Obama administration added nearly 48,000 acres to the monument to “protect biodiversity.” More than 80 percent of the expanded land is used for timber production. Murphy Co. and Murphy Timber Investments LLC said the move compromises timber supplies and reduces ...Read More
The U.S. Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the U.S. EPA administrator on a 52-46 vote split largely along party lines.
Quoting the New York Times report: “Democrats railed all night on the Senate floor against Mr. Pruitt and urged Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, to delay ...Read More
Today, the United States Army Corps of Engineers sent a Notification to Congress regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline, announcing the Corps’ intention to grant an easement for the oil pipeline to cross Lake Oahe. (Document HERE.) The easement is located north of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and is the subject of the Standing Rock ...Read More