NAFO Blog

This past Wednesday forest owners and operators won an important victory with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Decker v Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC). This is a critical step...
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Yesterday the parties in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) filed supplemental briefs with the Supreme Court. We are pleased that the Solicitor General, Oregon and industry petitioners all...
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As expected, the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule clarifying that logging is not an industrial activity under the Clean Water Act (CWA) has precipitated a legal quagmire. Last...
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued its final orders of the year last week with no action on the forest roads case, Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC), which the...
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This week’s hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) was no typical day in court. The forest roads case arrived at the high...
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All briefs are filed at the U.S. Supreme Court for the forest roads case Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC). Oral arguments are scheduled for December 3. The three...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received comments from 80 individuals and organizations earlier this month regarding its proposed rulemaking on the application of the agency’s “point source” stormwater rules...
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an opportunity to advance the Obama Administration’s “all-of-the-above” approach to future energy needs in the U.S. Think forests and renewable energy. The forest...
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All amicus briefs supporting the petitioners in Decker v. NEDC have now been filed with the Supreme Court and provide strong support from a broad array of interests. All agreeing...
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Will the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently announced proposed rule regarding forest roads impact the Supreme Court’s review of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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Today, the State of Oregon and the industry defendants led by Georgia Pacific West filed their opening briefs in the Supreme Court forest roads case styled Decker v. Northwest Environmental...
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All three branches of the federal government have weighed in on the adverse decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that changed the rules on how...
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