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New Lawsuit: Environmentals File Suit Over Appeals Reform Act

Posted by nationalforestlawblog on May 4, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Courthouse News Service is reporting on this new lawsuit filed by Sequoia Forest Keepers, Conservation Congress, Earth Island Institute, Western Watersheds Project, Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands, Ouachita Watch League, Utah Environmental Congress, and Wildearth Guardians. The lawsuit, which can be found here, seeks to strike down certain regulations that exempt projects under the ARA from notice and comment.  If successful, certain exempt projects, small in size and scope, would stagnate in litigation.  Essentially, this would entirely undermine the purpose of streamling projects and frustrate the work of Forest Service professionals.   

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