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Recent print and broadcast news coverage of WFLC'c legal cases and advocacy issues listed chronologically. You may also browse news coverage by issue using the menu in the sidebar.
May 30, 2013: Los Angeles Times: "Conservation groups challenge green forest product certification"
May 30, 2013 -- Conservation groups file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that timber companies were engaging in irresponsible harvest practices while claiming “green” certification for sustainability.
May 29, 2013: Miami Herald: "Green seal not worth paper it's printed on"
May 29, 2013 -- ForestEthics plans to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission that says one of the largest organizations that certify forestry practices misleads consumers about the sources of the products that carry its seal of approval.
May 09, 2013: The Seattle Times: "King County proposes to buy forest on Squak Mountain"
May 9, 2013 -- King County, with The Trust for Public Land as an intermediary, has tentatively agreed to buy 216 acres next to the Cougar Mountain/Squak Mountain Corridor.
Mar 20, 2013: The Oregonian: "Supreme Court decision won't end battle over logging road pollution, activists vow"
March 20, 2013 -- The Court's decision will not end efforts to improve logging road runoff rules.
Mar 20, 2013: The New York Times: "Justices Back Loggers in Water Runoff Case"
March 20, 2013 -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that logging companines were not required to obtain permits for stormwater runoff from logging roads.
Mar 20, 2013: Issaquah Reporter: "Plot thickens on Squak"
March 20, 2013 -- Logging permit withdrawn by landowner amid concerns for fish habitat protection.
Mar 20, 2013: The Seattle Times: "Group keeps up challenge to logging roads"
March 20, 2013 -- Group will keep pressuring EPA to regulate muddy logging roads.
Mar 01, 2013: The Seattle Times: "Clear-cut looms between Squak, Cougar mountains"
March 1, 2013 -- Park advocates and May Creek residents hope to prevent clear-cutting of nearly 200 acres between Squak Mountain and Cougar Mountain parks.
Dec 03, 2012: The New York Times: "E.P.A. rule complicates runoff case for justices"
December 3, 2012 -- Last minute action from the Environmental Protection Agency complicates logging roads case.
Dec 03, 2012: The Oregonian: "U.S. Supreme Court may punt on Oregon logging road pollution case"
December 3, 2012 -- EPA's new rule change could prompt the Court to decline to judge the case.