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 challenged the exemptions in court.

(This case is now closed. To learn about recent Earthjustice litigation to clean up our waterways, visit the Clean Water Focus Area.)

Case Updates

March 18, 2004 Press Release

Lawsuit Filed to Regulate Water Pollution from California Logging

Waiver threatens water quality throughout Sierra