On February 16, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously decided to deny the State of Wyoming’s final effort to convince the court to reconsider its historic October 21, 2011 ruling that upheld the legality of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. The Wilderness Society, re
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A grapefruit-sized seabird that nests in Oregon's coastal forests is still declining and merits federal protection.
That is the result of a review of the marbled murrelet that reverses a 2004 determination by the Bush administration that the birds in California, Oregon and Washington were no different from their more numerous relatives in Canada and therefore not deserving of protection.
Excerpts: Approving the governor’s request would push the management plan’s final approval to the administration of President-elect Barack Obama. But that outcome may already have been assured by Kulongoski’s shrewd — and make no mistake, very intentional — decision to wait until the final day of his deadline for his response to the proposed logging plan. If the BLM rejects Kulongoski’s plea and formally approves its plan, the governor has 30 days to file an appeal with BLM officials in Washington, D.C.
As I sat down at my computer yesterday morning and looked at my overflowing email inbox, a new unread email subject line caught my eye: “Secretary Salazar to Announce Decision on Pacific Northwest Forest Management.”
The day had come! The Obama Administration would finally decide the fate of Oregon’s ancient forests, which have been under serious threat from a Bush-era plan that proposed to more than double the amount of logging on some 2.6 million acres of Bureau of Land Management forests.