Tom Waldo, Attorney, Alaska Regional Office, Earthjustice: "The agency is required to take a hard look at specific impacts of an action in specific places. So you can't just generalize across the whole island and say, 'well, we'll log somewhere.' This is a brazen attempt by the forest service to rewrite the rules for timber sales."
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Conservationists Ask Court to Reinstate Protections for Grizzly Bears and Bull Trout in Flathead National Forest
Kristen Boyles, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “This lawsuit seeks to create a conflict where none actually exists. This case presents arguments that are a means to an end. And the end being that Murphy timber does not want this expansion to stay in place.”
Earthjustice: Utah’s Roadless Rule Attacks Threaten “Our Best Tools in the Fight Against Climate Change”
Josh Purtle, Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: “The plan allows a huge amount of new road building to the detriment of grizzly bears and bull trout. It essentially says we’re going to change the requirements where you can build a road and how many miles you can build while maintaining the 2011 habitat conditions to protect grizzlies. But the plan doesn’t actually do that.”