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Recent print and broadcast news coverage of WFLC'c legal cases and advocacy issues listed chronologically. You may also browse news coverage by issue using the menu in the sidebar.
Feb 16, 2007
OPB: "More Protection On The Way For Spotted Owl"
March 22, 2006 -- Environmentalists and the Washington Department of Natural Resources have settled a contentious lawsuit. The deal means more protection for the Northern Spotted Owl.
Feb 16, 2007
Only 60% of logging operations meet state rules, report says: DNR takes look at deal with industry
Seattle P-I, February 14, 2007; A controversial 50-year deal between the state and logging companies was pitched as a way to save endangered salmon. But a new government report says spot checks found that only 60 percent of the logging operations complied with the rules.
Feb 16, 2007
Deal gets owls 87,000 acres
The News Tribune, March 22, 2006; About half to be off-limits to logging, just thinning on rest - About 87,000 acres of spotted owl habitat in state forests would be off-limits to most logging under a lawsuit settlement approved Tuesday by the state Board of Natural Resources.
Feb 14, 2007
Environmental Building News: "Groups Challenge Timber Companies Under SFI Rules"
February 1, 2007 -- In separate actions in December 2006, two environmental groups asked the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, Inc. (SFI) to take member companies to task for their ecologically damaging logging practices.
Jan 28, 2007
Statesman Journal: "Effect of logging incident on city's drinking water spotlights forest rules"
January 28, 2007 -- No laws were violated, but logging near headwaters of creek forced Falls City to close its drinking-water intake.
Jan 12, 2007
The NewStandard: "Green-stamping of Timber Companies Comes Under Scrutiny"
January 12, 2007 -- Conservationists say a major certifier of environmentally “sustainable” foresting practices in the US offers its approval too easily and is too hesitant to take action against firms that harm the environment.
Jan 12, 2007
Green-stamping’ of Timber Companies Comes Under Scrutiny
The New Standard, January 12, 2007; Conservationists say a major certifier of environmentally “sustainable” foresting practices in the US offers its approval too easily and is too hesitant to take action against firms that harm the environment.
Jan 10, 2007
Groups oppose forest certification of Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek
Boston Globe, December 31, 2006; Conservation groups are moving beyond the courtroom into the marketplace to pressure two of the nation's largest timber companies to green up their acts on private forest lands, and challenge the timber industry's sustainable forestry standard.
Jan 09, 2007
Coming Soon: Return of the Owl?
King County Bar Journal, January 2007; In Star Wars, the finale was "Return of the Jedi." In The Lord of the Rings, it was "The Return of the King." But, gosh, just when environmentalists are getting more and more media savvy, does their latest sequel have to be "Return of the Spotted Owl?"
Dec 31, 2006
Boston Globe: "Groups oppose forest certification of Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek"
December 31, 2006 -- Conservation groups are moving beyond the courtroom into the marketplace to pressure two of the nation's largest timber companies to green up their acts on private forest lands, and challenge the timber industry's sustainable forestry standard.
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