15 Apr '12, 1pm

Federal Judge Puts Final Nail in Coffin of Bush-era Logging Plan for Oregon | Earthjustice Now #boycottJapan #taijihour

Federal Judge Puts Final Nail in Coffin of Bush-era Logging Plan for Oregon | Earthjustice Now #boycottJapan #taijihour

Late yesterday, a federal court in Oregon formally struck down a Bush-era plan that abandoned scientific protections for federal public lands in western Oregon and would have opened up those lands to outdated boom-and-bust logging. WOPR would have dramatically increased logging on about 2.6 million acres of federal public forests in Oregon. The plan, called the Western Oregon Plan Revision (known as WOPR and pronounced “whopper”) would have dramatically increased logging on about 2.6 million acres of federal public forests in Oregon managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by Earthjustice and Western Environmental Law Center on behalf of nine conservation and commercial fishing organizations. “This ruling is the final nail in WOPR’s coffin,” said Kristen Boyles, an attorney with Earthjustice. She continued, “These publi...

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