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USFS, Department of Law claim win in Logjam case

Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan said Monday was a huge victory for the Department of Law and the U.S. Forest Service. He said he received word that a federal district court ruled in favor of the USFS in a lawsuit by the Tongass Conservation Society, Greenpeace and Cascadia Wildlands. The lawsuit was to stop Logjam timber sales on Prince of Wales Island.

Sullivan said the plaintiffs' argument was that the USFS did not carefully examine the cumulative effects of the logging projects on the area's aquatic environment. He said he court stated that the plaintiffs' claim was "specious" and "frivolous."

Sullivan said the state had intervened on behalf of the USFS to seek such a ruling.

• Contact Jonathan Grass at 523-2276 or at jonathan.grass@juneauempire.com.



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