High Court Lets SG Join Logging Runoff Permit Arguments

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 2:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the U.S. solicitor general permission to present oral arguments in an appeal of a Ninth Circuit decision finding that stormwater runoff from logging roads requires an environmental permit under the Clean Water Act.

The nation's high court approved a motion for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument from the solicitor general's office, which has said it believes the Ninth Circuit made a mistake when it rejected a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule...
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