CWA Clearly Requires Logging Runoff Permit, High Court Told

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT) -- The Northwest Environmental Defense Center urged the U.S. Supreme Court last week to uphold a Ninth Circuit ruling finding that stormwater runoff from logging roads requires an environmental permit, asserting that the law cannot be ignored for the sake of maintaining a longtime policy position.

The Oregon Board of Forestry and lumber industry groups have argued that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has interpreted both its silviculture and stormwater discharge rules to not require permits for forest road runoff and is entitled to judicial deference, but...
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