Description: Challenge to timber sale in national forest, including on grounds that EA did not take into account climate change.
League of Wilderness Defenders v. Martin
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/23/2011 Opinion and Order Download Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment denied, defendants' cross-motions for summary judgment granted. An environmental group challenged a timber sale in a national forest under NEPA, alleging that the Forest Service should have prepared an EIS instead of an environmental assessment (EA) before deciding whether the timber sale would significantly impact the forest. Among other things, the plaintiffs alleged that the EA inadequately addressed the timber sale’s impact on climate change. The district court upheld the EA, holding that the Forest Service adequately addressed the impact of the sale on carbon sequestration and climate change.