Supreme Court To Consider Federal Land Use Standards

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to review the process by which the federal government measures the environmental impact of its land use plans, granting the U.S. Forest Service's appeal of a controversial decision the agency says will increase compliance costs and slow the review process.

The Forest Service had argued in its November petition for writ of certiorari that the appeals court held the agency to an unfair standard when it nixed a forest plan for failing to analyze its impact on area fish species....
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