NFS Litigation Weekly May 18, 2018

NFS Litigation Weekly May 18, 2018

Litigation Weekly May 18

(Update.)  Plaintiffs asked for an injunction pending an appeal to the Ninth Circuit of the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction against the North and South Pioneer Project on the Boise National Forest.  (D. Or.)

(New case.)  Environmental plaintiffs challenge the North Hebgen Project, up to 5,670 acres of commercial and non-commercial logging, on the Custer-Gallatin National Forest.   They also challenge a 2015 amendment to the forest plan, Amendment 51, which they say removed or modified 56 goals and standards in the Gallatin Forest Plan.  (D. Mont.)

(New case.) A doctor seeking to treat a tree-sitter protesting the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project has sued the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest for a closure order that allegedly violates his Constitutional rights to provide medical treatment (freedom of speech, freedom to exercise religion and due process). (W.D. Va.)

(New case.) Plaintiff environmental groups seek a supplemental EIS for the Kulu Timber Sale on the Tongass National Forest.  (D. Alaska)

(New case.)  Environmental groups and landowners challenge 287 oil and gas leases of close to 150,000 acres in previously undeveloped parts of Montana that were based on four EAs.  (D. Mont.)


via A New Century of Forest Planning

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