EPA backs away from tighter erosion runoff restrictions on logging roads – suggests different method
Logging companies have been biting their nails the last few months wondering if they were going to be forced to control water and erosion run off on logging roads at a level required for most city streets. Today, they got some good news, immediately followed by some bad.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency ruled that logging roads don’t have to be maintained to such high standards but suggested a more nationwide approach to logging road management so roads don’t put so much silt in rivers and streams that harms fish habitat.
However, there is a lawsuit winding its way toward the U.S. Supreme that may prove the last word on the issue. The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.