DOJ Asks Supreme Court To Nix Land Use Standards Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 11, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday joined the Pacific Rivers Council in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to render moot eight-year-old litigation trying to force the U.S. Forest Service to analyze potential impacts on individual varieties of fish in its land use plans.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in March after the Ninth Circuit told the agency to analyze potential environmental impacts in its 2004 framework governing 11.5 million acres of land in the 11 national forests in the Sierra Nevada....
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