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The Seattle Times: "Secretive birds at center of ‘big collision’ between habitat, logging"
The Oregonian: "Feds reject Oregon's coastal pollution plan"
AP: "Regulators: Oregon logging rules don't protect fish, water"
Courthouse News Service: "Greens Win One for Salmon and Owls"
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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.
Sep 16, 2011
Law360: "USTR Mishandled Green Groups' FOIA Request"
Aug 24, 2011
Clean Water Act Under Attack
August 24, 2011 – Environmental groups sponsor an ad urging members of Congress to stop their attack on our clean water.
Aug 05, 2011
The Oregonian: "Salmon habitat and water quality"
August 5, 2011 -- Every Oregonian has a stake in stream protection
Jul 26, 2011
The Oregonian: "Oregon Senator Ron Wyden under fire from environmental groups for bills on logging roads, industrial pollution"
Jul 07, 2011
E&E News: "Rhetoric softens, but disagreements persist over northern spotted owl"
July 7, 2011 -- Last week, the Fish and Wildlife Service released the final revised recovery plan for the threatened species. But if initial reaction to the plan is any indication, the owl wars that have raged in Pacific Northwest forests for more than 25 years are far from over.
Jun 30, 2011
Seattle Times: "New NW spotted owl plan out; rival bird targeted"
June 30, 2011 -- Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled a new recovery plan for the spotted owl. It is the latest in a long string of attempts to find a lasting balance between saving the bird from extinction and allowing logging on Northwest national forests.
Jun 29, 2011
The Oregonian: "Spotted owl recovery plan recommends preserving old forests"
June 29, 2011 -- A long-anticipated recovery plan for the northern spotted owl, due by Friday, recommends preserving the best of its favored old-forest habitat.
Jun 27, 2011
Seattle Times: "NW spotted owl recovery plan due by end of week"
June 27, 2011 -- After months of tinkering, the Obama administration is due out this week with its last-ditch plan for saving the northern spotted owl from extinction.
May 17, 2011
Law360: "9th Circuit won't rehear logging runoff permit challenge"
May 17, 2011 -- The Ninth Circuit has refused to reconsider its holding that runoff from Oregon State Forest logging roads was subject to permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act.
May 17, 2011
Seattle Times: "Court: reaffirms that muddy water is pollution"
May 17, 2011 -- A federal appeals court has reaffirmed that muddy water running off logging roads after rainstorms is pollution that requires a special permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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