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Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC)

 

NEDC’s U.S. Supreme Court Case

This case stems from NEDC’s concern that sediment and other pollutants discharged from active logging roads present significant risks to endangered species and aquatic ecosystems. 

In a March 20, 2013 opinion, The U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision.    

Read more about the history and evolution of this case on the Court House News ServiceNorthwest Public Radio and Earth Fix or visit the Washington Forest Law Center.  

NEDC is represented in this matter by the Washington Forest Law Center, the Crag Law Center, and the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.
Numerous briefs for amici curiae on behalf of NEDC were filed with the Supreme Court: 
 

Reply briefs submitted by the State of Oregon and Georgia-Pacific West Inc. were filed on November 14, 2012.