Description: Lawsuit alleging violations of the National Environmental Policy Act for failure to prepare supplemental analyses of national forest plans and projects in light of new information about climate change.
Cottonwood Environmental Law Center v. Marten
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/21/2020 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Plaintiff Said Forest Service Should Have Conducted Supplemental Review Due to New Climate Change Information. A conservation group filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the District of Montana asserting that the U.S. Forest Service violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to prepare supplemental NEPA analysis in light of new scientific information regarding climate change. The plaintiffs alleged that the Forest Service approved a watershed project and a forest health project based on an environmental impact statement for a 1987 forest plan.