9th Circ. Won't Block Lake Tahoe Logging Project

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 9:58 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday denied a bid to stop a U.S. Forest Service logging project in California's Lake Tahoe Basin that environmental groups say will destroy much of the habitat of the black-backed woodpecker.

The appeals court refused to grant a preliminary injunction pending appeal to the Earth Island Institute and the Center for Biological Diversity, two environmental groups that had sued the federal agency over its Angora Project in February.

The USFS has proposed to log 1,398 acres of “snag forest habitat” on the...
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