U.S. top court rules for timber industry over road runoff

Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday endorsed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's long-standing decision not to require Clean Water Act permits for stormwater that runs off logging roads. The nine-member court ruled on a 7-1 vote, with Justice Stephen Breyer recused, that the EPA's conclusion was a reasonable interpretation of the law. The dispute - centering on two cases that the court consolidated - has attracted intense interest from the timber industry, which is keen to be exempt......

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