Judge Halts USFS Herbicide Plan In National Forest

Law360, New York (July 02, 2012, 5:34 PM ET) -- An Oregon federal judge halted a U.S. Forest Service project to use herbicides to control invasive species in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest on Friday, ruling that the agency had failed to consider the cumulative impacts of the plan.

U.S. District Judge Michael Simon concluded that the invasive plant treatment project for the 2.3-million-acre national forest in eastern Oregon and western Idaho failed to comply with the National Environmental Protection Act by not accounting for how the plan would interact with other activities in the forest. The...
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