Description: Challenge to department’s failure to analyze greenhouse gas consequences of clear-cutting plan.
Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Forestry
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 08/13/2009 Petition for Writ of Mandate Petition for writ of mandate filed. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Forestry over the agency’s failure to analyze greenhouse gas impacts when it approved a logging plan in the Sierra Nevada. CBD alleged that the Department was required to analyze and mitigate the emissions of the project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act but failed to do so. Less than two weeks later, the timber company formally withdrew the logging plan at issue in this lawsuit, as well as two other logging plans that were the subject of similar lawsuits in courts in superior courts in Lassen and Tuolumne counties.