Appeals Court Extends Stay, Tells CDF to Stop Trying to Evade the Law.
The California Court of Appeals today inserted itself forcefully into contentious and complex litigation on logging of California’s largest state-owned forest, 50,000-acre Jackson State Redwood Forest.
In an unusual action, the Court dispensed with lawyer’s arguments. Instead for nearly half an hour the three judges interrogated and lectured Charles Getz, chief counsel for the California Department of Forestry (CDF)…
7/30/03 Court Rules EIR Invalid
New Management Plan Revoked and Logging Halted
The Mendocino Superior Court today upheld a challenge to the environmental report for Jackson State Redwood Forest.
Judge Richard Henderson, ruling on a suit brought by attorney Paul Carroll, representing the Campaign to Restore Jackson State Redwood Forest and Forests Forever, ruled in the favor on three fundamental issues, including failure to adequately consider the regional setting and to analyze cumulative impacts of proposed timber operations.
Judge Henderson invalidated the EIR and directed the Board of Forestry to rescind its approval of the management plan. He also enjoined further timber operations, but with some ambiguity about the pending plans in Brandon Gulch and Camp 3…
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