Judicial review of Forest Service timber sales: environmental plaintiffs gain new options under the Oregon Wilderness Act
The Ninth Circuit decision in National Audubon Society v. United States Forest Service allows judicial review of Forest Service timber sales on roadless areas, circumventing the prohibition of judicial review under the Oregon Wilderness Act (OWA). The decision expands the ability of environmental plaintiffs to challenge Forest Service decisions. However, the Ninth Circuit's interpretation of the OWA is confused. The legislative history clearly shows that the act was intended to preclude judicial review of roaded versus roadless determinations as well as designations of land as wilderness versus non-wilderness.
Publication Name: Natural Resources Journal
1993-1994 judicial activity of the World Court
Three new cases were brought before the Court of International Justice in 1993, two contentious and one advisory, making a total of 13 cases on the General List. In 1994, one new contentious case was added to the 11 cases remaining on the General List from 1993. A special Chamber for Environmental Matters was established on June 14, 1993. Statistics for 1993-94 on pleadings filed, cases ready for hearing, orders made, public sittings held, and judgments delivered are also provided.
Publication Name: American Journal of International Law
- Abstracts: Judicial review of natural resource damage assessments under CERCLA: implications of the right to trial by jury
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- Abstracts: Public sector employment. Trainees: an overview of the special employment law considerations applying to trainee workers
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