Supreme Court Tosses Challenge To Land Use Standards

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to dismiss a suit claiming the federal government's environmental impact studies of its land use plans used overly vague criteria after the Pacific Rivers Council abandoned its claim against the U.S. Forest Service.

The Ninth Circuit had ruled in favor of the environmental group last year when it nixed a forest plan governing 11.5 million acres of land in the 11 national forests in the Sierra Nevada for failing to analyze its impact on area fish species, but a...
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