Last minute EPA rulemaking may lure the U.S. Supreme Court off the trail of how best to manage logging roads so they don’t pollute rivers and streams.
It appears that the U.S. Supreme Court may prefer to let lawyers on both sides of the logging road pollution issue fight it out rather than make any definitive ruling in the meantime. Environmental protection groups say logging roads are major polluters to fish-rich rivers and streams that contain endangered species. They want logging companies to be more tightly constrained about where and how they build logging roads. However, the EPA just recently issued a statement that said current rules should prove effective in reducing logging road runoff.
The stalemate on the issue, that may now drag on for years in the courts, is chronicled in the Oregonian. Click here.