9th Circ. Boots Challenge To Montana Wildfire Project

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by two conservation groups against the U.S. Forest Service over allegations a wildfire mitigation project would disrupt local wildlife, ruling the agency gave environmental impact concerns due consideration.

A three-judge appeals panel affirmed a Montana district court’s ruling that the Forest Service did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act or the National Forest Management Act when it issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Ettien Ridge fuels reduction project, which aims...
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