Ruling Against Sierra Club Upheld

A ruling by a lower court dismissing a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club against the Forest Service over the Superior National Forest management plan has been upheld.

The Ely Echo has the story HERE.

The 8th District Court of Appeals upheld a District Court ruling that claimed the Forest Service violated the National Environmental Policy Act during its revision of the forest management plan for the Superior National Forest.  The case had been dismissed in January of 2009, but the Sierra Club appealed the ruling.

The appeals court ruled the Forest Service took proper steps in revising the Superior National Forest’s management plan.

The Sierra Club claimed the Forest Service did not adequately consider the impacts on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness when it revised the management plan for the entire Superior National Forest.

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