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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 01, 2012: The Seattle Times: "High Court to decide how logging roads regulated"
December 1, 2012 -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to switch gears on more than 30 years of regulating the muddy water running off logging roads into rivers.
Jul 24, 2012: The Chronicle: "Thurston County Upholds Mineral Lake GMHB Decision"
July 24, 2012 -- Subdivision in the Woods: Lewis County to Appear in Growth Management Hearing this Month
Jul 23, 2012: High Country News: "Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish"
July 23, 2012 -- Oregon's forest road systems are at least twice as dense as they should be to protect salmon from runoff effects in working forests. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that culverts, ditches and channels that collect logging road runoff should be regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The timber industry and the State of Oregon disagreed--so they appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jun 25, 2012: Northwest Public Radio: "Supreme Court to decide if logging road runoff is pollution"
June 25, 2012 -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal in a case that asks if the muddy water that flows from logging operations is industrial pollution.
Jun 20, 2012: The Oregonian: "Oregon must regulate logging roads to protect the state's water supply"
June 20, 2012 -- Guest columnist Tom Wolf, chair of the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited, on the importance of protecting Oregon's clean water.
Jun 12, 2012: Press Release: "Settlement averts challenge to Forest Practices HCP"
June 12, 2012 -- State reaches agreement with environmental organizations and timber industry concerning the Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan.
Jan 10, 2012: The Chronicle: "Door to vacation homes on Mineral Lake blocked, for now
January 10, 2012 -- Last year, Lewis County rezoned shore-line property on Mineral Lake, making way for up to 41 vacation homes. But Friends of Mineral Lake appealed the decision to the state Growth Management Hearings Board, which found that the rezoning did not comply with the state's Growth Management Act.
Nov 02, 2011: Seattle Times: "Follow the law to protect fish and water supplies"
Nov. 2, 2011 -- A controversial federal appeals court decision shines a light on an exemption to clean-water regulations that can compromise healthy fish runs and water supplies.