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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.
Apr 12, 2010: Seattle Times: "LEED green-building standards must not be diluted"
April 12, 2010 -- The U.S. Green Building Council sets standards for environmentally superior buildings and must not dilute the value of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design label, writes guest columnist Denis Hayes.
Mar 29, 2010: Seattle Times: "Weyerhaeuser agrees to review logging practices on landslide-prone lands"
March 29, 2010 -- Under a voluntary agreement with the state, Weyerhaeuser will review logging practices on southwest Washington lands where hundreds of landslides were unleashed during a December 2007 storm.
Mar 03, 2010: The Green Building Battles
March 3, 2010 -- As eco-friendly building takes off, the fight is on to define what it means to be green.
Feb 21, 2010: Seattle Times: "Group fights Weyerhaeuser's use of 'green' certification"
February 21, 2010 -- WFLC seeks to revoke Weyerhaeuser's SFI “green” certification for failure to protect water, soil and other resources. In a complaint filed last fall, WFLC alleges the company engaged in high-risk logging of unstable slopes—slopes that shed hundreds of landslides during an intense December 2007 rainstorm that triggered widespread downstream flooding.
Feb 16, 2010: Seattle Times: "Protecting Washington's high-value forest and agriculture lands"
February 16, 2010 -- Every year, thousands of acres of high-value forest and agricultural lands in Washington are lost through conversion to commercial development, residential sprawl and other uses. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Cascade Land Conservancy are working together to slow or reverse this trend.
Feb 10, 2010: Daily Journal Newswire: "Wave of Litigation Over 'Greenwashing' Poised to Break"
February 10, 2010 -- As more companies market their businesses to take advantage of growing consumer demand for earth-friendly products, legal battles are erupting over the veracity of such claims.
Jan 30, 2010: The World: "Timber plan divides Oregon North Coast residents"
January 30, 2010 -- A proposal to cut more timber on the Clatsop and Tillamook state forests has divided North Coast residents.
Jan 15, 2010: The Oregonian: "Oregon held to account for failing to protect coastal waterways"
January 15, 2010 -- Oregon doesn't do enough to protect its coastal waterways from the harmful effects of logging, and that could end up costing the state millions in withheld federal dollars.
Jan 07, 2010: Ellensburg Daily Record: "AFLC plans open houses to answer questions"
January 7, 2010 -- The company hoping to develop a self-contained community on property it owns in the Teanaway has scheduled two open houses aimed at answering concerns about the plan.
Dec 27, 2009: The Oregonian: "Conservation groups hope to buy forestlands to manage"
December 27, 2009 -- Conservation groups are now the forest industry's biggest allies, as institutional investors buy millions of acres of forestland nationwide. From Maine to Montana, they're giving rise to a new model of private ownership, called community forests, hoping to save them from homes and subdivisions. In Oregon and Washington, some conservation groups are looking to purchase forests for the first time.