Timber Groups Sue Gov. Over Too Much Owl Protection

Law360, New York (August 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Supporters of the timber industry in Oregon have sued the U.S. secretary of the Interior over the designation of 5,312,300 acres of land as protected areas for the northern spotted owl, where virtually no timber harvest can take place, according to the suit.

In the complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the plaintiffs allege that a “final rule” issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service earlier that day is illegal because it includes more...
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