9th Circ. Won't Revive Suit Over Kootenai Forest Project

Law360, New York (May 18, 2017, 5:35 PM EDT) -- Environmentalists can't block nearly five miles of new roads running through Montana's Kootenai National Forest being built in connection with a federal timber project after the Ninth Circuit concluded Wednesday that the roads comply with the region's national forest plan.

A three-judge appeals panel affirmed a Montana federal court's grant of summary judgment to the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Alliance for the Wild Rockies' challenge to their approval of the Pilgrim Creek Timber Sale Project because vehicles won't have...
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