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U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Devastating Decision to Forest Wildlife Habitat


U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Devastating Decision to Forest Wildlife Habitat

The Ruffed Grouse Society applauds the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision to reverse a 9th Circuit Court ruling to further regulate forest management — a judgment that was potentially devastating to forest wildlife habitat.

The reversal makes a strong statement against additional and unnecessary permitting of forest management practices and is good news for forest wildlife.

In 2010, the 9th Circuit Court in California ruled that rainwater runoff from forest roads caused by timber harvest and other forest management activities was an “industrial pollutant”, and therefore subject to permitting regulations under the Clean Water Act authorized by the Environmental Protection Agency.

This overturned 35 years of existing harvesting practices and regulatory interpretation.



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  1. dean29685

    March 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Do away with the EPA now and save money forever.

  2. The Old Man

    March 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Let’s trash all the regs and start again with common sense with attention to real problems instead of “WHAT IF” problems.

    • Lionel Ducote

      March 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      it’s always “this COULD happen” I don’t live like that. “You could have had an accident.

  3. Lionel Ducote

    March 22, 2013 at 4:49 pm


  4. watchdogman

    March 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Invite EPA to the forest and then come back alone.

    • Jim

      March 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      IT’s better not to do anything that would have you looking over one shouldere to se if you are being followed ,the courts are the best way to deal with these idiots !!Make that call to you Senators ,Complain like Hell ,But be very Respectful at all times,I’ve started call all Senators ,Every State gas them they are called Us Senators ,call them let them know the Issues that you are Concerned about ,Lose talk or comments might cause you trouble down the road ,I’m a US citizen .I love my country ,I have decited to do everything Possible to help My fellow Citizens ,and do everything that I can to stop the disabling and dismantling of our Constitution ,and it;s Admendments ,The very rights that allow us to worship or go to the store ,when we want to ,I would hope that you and everyone that reads this would pur-pose in you hearts to work hard for a America tomorrow !!Because if we don’t ,there won’t be an America .that we know and love so much .Others will change it in everyway that they can ,It’s already happening ,Our very government is trying to undermind everything Your ,my folks fought for just so you and I would be free !!I hope this makes a difference in some one heart and thoughts ,Thanks for reading my comment.


    March 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    More unnecessary power grabs by government bureaucrats seeking to limit our freedoms. From the good folks at on Facebook.

  6. fliteking

    March 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    The 9th Circuit Court . . . a court full of daisy boyz .

  7. Daniel F. Melton

    March 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Does this mean the epa will have to back down nationwide, or does this mean that every case will have to be fought to the Supreme Court to force ’em to back down?

  8. Benjamin Fox

    March 23, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    If they are so worried about the forest, they should clear the dead trees, not with burns but, sell lic’s and let people cut out the dead stuff and sell it for firewood, both the states and cutter’s make money. Make to much sense, so won’t be done.

    • Don

      March 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

      I know for a fact in the past the state of Mlssori used to give a firewood track to people for down or dead trees for personal use firewood

  9. don

    March 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    These rules and regulations are coming from the Obama administration and will help developers to gain access to forest land and will put money into the hands of the Obama administration. This is the actions of the Obama family that is working to rob the Government and the People that are legal owners of that Government for profit to the Developers that Obama is working for. Barrack Obama is no friend of the Environmentalist’s and in fact he is using them to gain financially and personal power. Barrack Obama is the stooge of George Soros and Bill Ayers as well as many other criminals and they do have a large crime syndicate that does include Money Laundering disguised as a Political Non Profit organization.

  10. bigD

    March 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I don’t really think the EPA will ever be eliminated. There are too many environmental nuts with too much clout for that to happen now,but in four years, God Willing, we will have a Republican white house, and congress with the guts to pull its teeth and take away its punitive authority and reduce it and all the other intrusive federal agencies to advisory only agencies!! Also, Nut case left wing nut courts like the ninth circus need to shut their pie holes and let adults run their own lives. Not one member of any federal appeals court is my momma or my daddy no matter what they think!!!

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