9th Circ. Nixes Injunction Bid In Forest Fire Dispute

Law360, New York (November 8, 2010, 4:27 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Monday rejected an environmental group's efforts to keep the U.S. Forest Service from logging a national forest damaged by wildfires in 2007, ruling that the agency adequately assessed the project's impact on a woodpecker species that thrives in post-fire habitats.

In a split decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied an interlocutory appeal from the Earth Island Institute seeking a preliminary injunction barring the Forest Service from going forward with its plan to...
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