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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.
Dec 27, 2006
Washington Post: "Two Timber Firms Pretending To Be 'Green,' Groups Allege"
December 24, 2006 -- Environmentalists Want Companies' Lucrative Certification Revoked
Nov 15, 2006
Group wants logging ban to protect owl
Seattle P-I, November 14, 2006; Citing a "prolonged and accelerating decline" that halved Washington's spotted owl population since the early 1990s, a Seattle environmental group asked a federal judge Monday to bar logging on about 50,000 acres of private timberlands in Western Washington.
Aug 10, 2006
Rules are adopted to protect spotted owl here
Seattle Times, August 10, 2006; State forestry rules aimed at protecting the northern spotted owl will neither aid the bird's declining numbers nor stop a possible lawsuit from conservationists, a lawyer said Wednesday.
Jun 22, 2006
The Oregonian: "Suit to attack logging roads' dirty water"
June 22, 2006 -- An environmental group alleges polluted runoff is streaming into the Trask, Kilchis rivers. A Portland legal group known for making polluters clean up their acts is taking aim at logging roads in the Coast Range that it says funnel chocolate-brown water into prime salmon rivers with every heavy rain.
Jun 07, 2006
HCP: now, the hard part (Editorial)
Official federal acknowledgment of Washington's homegrown plan to manage its streams and forests for the next 50 years is a laudable achievement. But there is a catch.
Jun 07, 2006
Feds put finishing touch on 50-year timber harvest plan
Federal wildlife officials gave their blessing Monday to a 50-year forestry plan aimed at saving Washington state's salmon runs while shielding timber companies from costly Endangered Species Act lawsuits.
Jun 07, 2006
Long-sought forest rules OK'd
- Regulations affect private and public landowners throughout state
Jun 07, 2006
Timber-salmon plan gets federal go-ahead
Seattle Times, June 6, 2006; In one of the most sweeping deals of its kind in the nation, federal officials Monday agreed to shield timber companies and forest landowners from provisions of the Endangered Species Act for 50 years if they follow new state rules to protect salmon when logging.
Jun 06, 2006
Timber industry gets exemption from endangered-species law
Seattle P-I, June 6, 2006; For the next half-century, Washington's timber industry will be shielded from Endangered Species Act prosecutions for harming salmon and four dozen other types of water creatures, the federal government declared Monday.
May 10, 2006
Editorial: Protect environment and wildlife
Seattle P-I, May 10, 2006; Thanks to successful environmental battles and legal victories of the past, families can still walk through majestic old-growth forests in Washington that are nearly 1,000 years old and bald eagles and peregrine falcons soar through the skies in downtown Seattle on a daily basis.
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