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September 05, 2012

PLF joins broad opposition to judicial expansion of Clean Water Act

PLF attorneys recently filed an amicus brief supporting Oregon state officials and several timber companies in the U.S. Supreme Court case Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center.  This is the case in which the Court is being asked by the environmental group Northwest Environmental Defense Center to overturn a decades-old rule that exempt ...

November 02, 2011

Did the Ninth Circuit just bankrupt Washington's public schools?

The Ninth Circuit rattled the entire timber industry earlier this year when it held that channeled runoff from forest roads must be regulated as industrial discharge in Northwest Environmental Defense Center v. Brown.  That’s because the court’s decision could force the forest products sector – from large corporations to small pr ...