Feds Fight Bid To Add NEPA Claim In Logging Project Suit

By Adam Lidgett (April 18, 2017, 1:55 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Monday urged a California federal judge to not let the Karuk Tribe and several environmental groups add a National Environmental Policy Act claim to their suit challenging a logging project in the Klamath National Forest, saying the opposed amendment is futile.

The National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Forest Service opposed a motion to file a supplemental and amended complaint from the Karuk Tribe, Environmental Protection Information Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Klamath Riverkeeper and Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center in a suit over the Westside Fire Recovery Project, which the government said was designed to respond to...

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