Appeals Court’s Ruling on Stormwater Runoff Provokes Political Backlash

GreenWire: A federal appeals court ruling that would require Clean Water Act permitting for stormwater runoff on logging roads has sparked a political backlash, leading to congressional action and possible Supreme Court intervention. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling applies to the nine Western states within the court's jurisdiction, including the Pacific Northwest, which has a significant logging industry. A three-judge panel ruled last summer in Northwest Environmental Defense......

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