The Latest On: Public Lands
Tim Preso, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: “They have let 12 years go by without doing anything. It’s a shame that we’re now in a position where all this stuff that we could have been addressing over 12 years is playing out in real time with chronic wasting on the doorstep of the refuge. It’s frustrating that this is the result of this course of conduct. But that’s water under the bridge. We’ve got to start from today, and at least this is a start.”
Nina Robertson, Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: "Westlands’ CEQA process was unlawful and had to stop. State law broadly prohibits Westlands from providing any kind of assistance or cooperation with the ill-conceived Shasta Dam raise proposal."
Timothy Preso, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: “The National Park Service arbitrarily opened the door to authorizing hunting in one of our crown jewel national parks.”
Tim Preso, Managing Attorney, Northern Rockies Office, Earthjustice: “What it boils down to is that they have an opportunity to complete this planning process by Dec. 31, and have a plan in place by the next feeding season in 2020. We have agreed to suspend litigation long enough to allow for them to seize that opportunity.”
Stu Gillespie, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The Corps has not remedied the fatal flaws in its decision-making process. Its revised analysis contains even more contradictions and conclusory assertions than the prior flawed analysis. As a result, the Corps reissued the same permit for the Villages at Vigneto without ever analyzing the impacts of the proposed development on the San Pedro River. That’s downright inadequate and contrary to the law.”