EU Court Orders Poland to Stop Logging in Ancient Forest

Europe’s highest court on Monday again ordered Poland to immediately stop logging operations in what’s left of an ancient forest that once covered the European plain, and threatened fines of $117,000 per day in a case that’s pitted the EU and environmentalists against Poland’s conservative government for most of the year.

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Judge Fells Logger’s RICO Lawsuit Against Greenpeace

A federal judge Monday dismissed without prejudice a lawsuit accusing Greenpeace of conspiring to defame a logging company as a “forest destroyer,” sparking some feisty comments from Greenpeace’s general counsel and what he called President Trump’s “go-to law firm.”

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Department of Interior Review Threatens Cascade Siskiyou National Monument

Conservationists worry the Department of the Interior’s review will threaten the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s conservation efforts, while timber producers and other stakeholders hope for greater control of the area in a complicated collision of interests.

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Oregon’s Timber Counties Cut Costs as Federal Aid Evaporates

Nearly 30 years after environmental protections slashed logging in federal forests, Oregon counties are struggling to provide basic services. These so-called timber counties received hundreds of millions of dollars during logging’s long heyday, and since then the federal government has continued to pour money in to make up for timber’s downfall.

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