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California Logging Clean Water Exemption

Case Overview

The Clean Water Act is meant to clean up the nation's waterways. In some areas, however, exemptions have been issued that have hampered the goal. One such is in California, where three water boards have ruled that loggers are exempt. Earthjustice is challenging the exemptions in court.

Case ID



Humboldt Watershed Council

Case Updates

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

Logging Water Pollution Exemptions Petition

Challenges a decision to grant California’s logging industry a broad exemption from California’s Clean Water Act (March 18, 2004)