Judge Dismisses Forest Road Legal Action

A U.S. District Judge in Oregon appears to have put an official end to the eight year legal action brought by an environmental group seeking to require Environmental Protection Agency permits for forest road work.

 

Judge Anna Brown ruled against a request by the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) seeking to amend its original lawsuit aimed at forest roads used for logging and related purposes to apply to forest roads accessing gravel pits.

 

The U.S. forest industry and timberland owners across the nation mounted an unprecedented legal, political, and legislative effort against the NEDC court suit that included legislation attached to the new Farm Bill that hopefully will deter similar legal actions in the future.

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