Skip to content

Protecting the environment by providing legal services for forest cases of statewide significance

Protecting the environment by providing legal services for forest cases of statewide significance.

You are here: Home » News » News

Issaquah Reporter: "Plot thickens on Squak"

March 20, 2013 -- Logging permit withdrawn by landowner amid concerns for fish habitat protection.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: 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.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Mar 20, 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.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Mar 01, 2013

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.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: 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.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Dec 03, 2012

Oregon Public Broadcasting: "High Court Wades Into Logging's Muddy Waters"

December 3, 2012 -- The Supreme Court Monday heard arguments in a case that looks at the regulation of muddy water that flows off logging roads.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Dec 03, 2012

The Seattle Times: "High Court to decide how logging roads regulated"

December 1, 2012 -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to switch gears on more than 30 years of regulating the muddy water running off logging roads into rivers.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Dec 01, 2012

The Chronicle: "Thurston County Upholds Mineral Lake GMHB Decision"

July 24, 2012 -- Subdivision in the Woods: Lewis County to Appear in Growth Management Hearing this Month

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Jul 24, 2012

High Country News: "Oregon ignores logging road runoff, to the peril of native fish"

July 23, 2012 -- Oregon's forest road systems are at least twice as dense as they should be to protect salmon from runoff effects in working forests. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that culverts, ditches and channels that collect logging road runoff should be regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The timber industry and the State of Oregon disagreed--so they appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Jul 23, 2012

Northwest Public Radio: "Supreme Court to decide if logging road runoff is pollution"

June 25, 2012 -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal in a case that asks if the muddy water that flows from logging operations is industrial pollution.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Jun 25, 2012

The Oregonian: "Oregon must regulate logging roads to protect the state's water supply"

June 20, 2012 -- Guest columnist Tom Wolf, chair of the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited, on the importance of protecting Oregon's clean water.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Jun 20, 2012

Press Release: "Settlement averts challenge to Forest Practices HCP"

June 12, 2012 -- State reaches agreement with environmental organizations and timber industry concerning the Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Jun 12, 2012

The Chronicle: "Door to vacation homes on Mineral Lake blocked, for now

January 10, 2012 -- Last year, Lewis County rezoned shore-line property on Mineral Lake, making way for up to 41 vacation homes. But Friends of Mineral Lake appealed the decision to the state Growth Management Hearings Board, which found that the rezoning did not comply with the state's Growth Management Act.

  • Posted by tkaps
  • Published: Jan 10, 2012