Approval Of Mont. Logging Plans Was Legal: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has struck down two environmental groups' challenge to the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of nine logging projects in Montana’s Kootenai National Forest, affirming a lower court’s ruling that the groups failed to establish the approvals were unlawful.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that Missoula, Mont.-based The Ecology Center Inc. and the WildWest Institute failed to demonstrate that the Forest Service had not complied with relevant procedural and legal requirements for approving the logging plans, affirming a...
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