No sooner had the ink dried on U.S. Supreme Court documents that orders forest logging roads to be regulated differently than parking lots when it comes to pollution, environmental groups vowed to continue their fight to ensure those roads don’t contribute to fish and spawning bed-killing sedimentation in forest rivers and streams.
The Supreme Court this week rules that logging roads should not be regulated like parking lots, pipe outfalls or ditches but in other ways that are more practical – some of which are already prescribed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Those other “more practical” tactics are what environmental groups want more vigorously enforced.
The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.