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2012-06-25 10:21:04

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. NEDC, Sup. Ct. No. 11-347, commonly referred to as the "forest roads" case. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030425/PAPLOGO ) The case asks the Supreme Court to overturn a 2011 ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court that reverses 35 years of law governing how rainwater runoff from forest roads is managed. The Ninth Circuit's ruling...

2012-06-05 06:30:48

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will regulate logging roads with state-managed best management practices (BMPs) instead of federal permits is encouraging, but much more work remains to provide long-term legal certainty to forest landowners, Washington timber leaders said today. A recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision reclassified logging roads as "point sources" of water pollution,...

2012-06-04 10:20:26

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will regulate logging roads with state-managed best management practices (BMPs) instead of federal permits is encouraging, but much more work remains to provide long-term legal certainty to forest landowners, Washington timber leaders said today. A recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision reclassified logging roads as "point sources" of water pollution, requiring...

2012-05-25 06:24:29

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. told the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday that the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reached the wrong decision in the much discussed "forest roads" case: Georgia-Pacific West, Inc. v. NEDC, Sup. Ct. No. 11-347. Nevertheless, the solicitor general advised the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030425/PAPLOGO ) In May 2011, the full Ninth Circuit...

2012-05-21 14:20:43

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) applauds the U.S. Senate's vote this afternoon to confirm Paul Watford to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit is the nation's largest circuit court. Its jurisdiction covers 62 million residents of California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii. According to Leslie Proll, Director of LDF's Washington office, "Paul...

2011-12-17 13:07:00

Temporary provision in omnibus appropriations bill will continue forestry's non-point source status under the CWA WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David P. Tenny, President and CEO of the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) released the following statement today in response to congressional action on the Conference Report for H.R. 2055, the Omnibus Appropriations bill, which maintains EPA's longstanding treatment of forest roads as non-point sources under the...

2011-12-13 08:23:00

Court moves closer toward review of Ninth Circuit Reversal of 35-Year Clean Water Precedent WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David P. Tenny, President and CEO of the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) released the following statement, after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order asking the Solicitor General for the views of the federal government on two petitions challenging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that forest roads are "point sources"...

2011-09-12 13:42:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representing 59 members of Congress and nearly 60,000 Americans, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) today urged the Supreme Court to hear a case involving the Obama Administration's challenge to several key provisions of Arizona's law targeting illegal immigration. In an amicus brief supporting Arizona's Petition for Writ of Certiorari - urging the high court to reverse the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - the ACLJ...

2010-10-14 17:18:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In a judicial ruling today, in ASA v. HHS in which the plaintiffs claimed that the United States Government disseminated inaccurate information when it concluded that medical marijuana had no medical benefits, the court opined: "Because HHS's response to the organization's IQA petition did not constitute final agency action, the district court had no jurisdiction under the, Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), 5 U.S.C. Sec. 551 et seq., and neither do...

2010-07-31 13:12:00

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Ventures LLC and Mine Reclamation, LLC announced today that the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on July 30, 2010, denied multiple requests for further review of an adverse November 2009 three-judge panel decision concerning Kaiser's completed land exchange with the U. S. Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") for the Eagle Mountain landfill project. In November 2009, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected...