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Mar 20, 2013: The Oregonian: "Supreme Court decision won't end battle over logging road pollution, activists vow"
March 20, 2013 -- The Court's decision will not end efforts to improve logging road runoff rules.
Mar 20, 2013: The New York Times: "Justices Back Loggers in Water Runoff Case"
March 20, 2013 -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that logging companines were not required to obtain permits for stormwater runoff from logging roads.
Mar 20, 2013: The Seattle Times: "Group keeps up challenge to logging roads"
March 20, 2013 -- Group will keep pressuring EPA to regulate muddy logging roads.
Dec 03, 2012: The New York Times: "E.P.A. rule complicates runoff case for justices"
December 3, 2012 -- Last minute action from the Environmental Protection Agency complicates logging roads case.
Dec 03, 2012: The Oregonian: "U.S. Supreme Court may punt on Oregon logging road pollution case"
December 3, 2012 -- EPA's new rule change could prompt the Court to decline to judge the case.
Dec 03, 2012: Oregon Public Broadcasting: "High Court Wades Into Logging's Muddy Waters"
December 3, 2012 -- The Supreme Court Monday heard arguments in a case that looks at the regulation of muddy water that flows off logging roads.
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 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.