9th Circuit: Tribe’s Logging Plan Does Not Violate Environmental Law

Mealey's (September 15, 2015, 8:04 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Coquille Indian Tribe did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in their environmental impact study for a plan by the tribe to harvest 268 acres of timber in the Coquille Forest in southwest Oregon, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Sept. 11 in affirming denial of environmental groups’ challenge to the logging plan based on its impact on the northern spotted owl (Cascadia Wildlands, et al. v. Bureau of Indian Affairs, et...
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