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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bush's So-Cal Natl. Forest Plan dumped by court...

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So-Calif. Forest plans didn't consider endangered species, Court rules


excerpted from http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/center/articles/2009/ventura-county-star-06-10-2009.html

Ventura County Star, June 10, 2009
A coalition of environmental organizations won a lawsuit on Monday after a judge ruled that federal agencies violated the Endangered Species Act when they reviewed plans on how to manage Los Padres National Forest and three other Southern California forests. The judge ruled that both the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did not do an adequate biological opinion that quantifies how decisions in the forests affect threatened and endangered species. “Today’s ruling recognizes the important role that our national forests play in the survival and recovery of endangered plants and animals, giving them the attention they so desperately deserve,” said Jeff Kuyper, executive director of Los Padres ForestWatch, which brought the suit along with the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife...

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