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Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Private Landowner From Cutting Timber

Posted by nationalforestlawblog at 10:53 AM on March 02, 2010

California - The Center For Biological Diversity is suing to stop a California approved plan issued to private landowners to treat approximately 18 acres of privately owned timber.  The environmentalists object to the sale arguing that it would destroy old growth coastal redwood habitat.  They object to the State's approval of the plan but have also sued the private landowners on whose land the timber stands.  It seems remarkable to me that environmentalists should have any say over the activities of a private landholder.  They may be able to object to the State's approval of the plan but I see why they should be able to initiate a lawsuit against the private landholder.  You can read the story at Courthouse News Service and view the complaint here.

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