Judge Tosses Groups' Suit Over Minn. Forest Plan

Law360, New York (January 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed a suit brought by green groups alleging the U.S. failed to assess the environmental impacts of a new plan for the Superior National Forest, marking a victory for the timber industry, which was represented by intervenor-defendants in the case.

On Tuesday, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Judge Patrick J. Schiltz dismissed the remaining allegations against the U.S. Forest Service that it violated the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, in revising the Superior National Forest plan....
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