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Judge overturns Bush administration logging rule
AP ^ | June 30, 2009 | Jeff Barnard

Posted on 06/30/2009 5:58:18 PM PDT by jazusamo

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down the Bush administration's change to a rule designed to protect the northern spotted owl from logging in national forests.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled from Oakland, Calif., that the U.S. Forest Service failed to take a hard look at the environmental impacts of changing the rule to make it easier to cut down forest habitat of species such as the spotted owl and salmon on 193 million acres of national forests.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: 9thcircuit; bush; forestservice; logging; ruling; spottedowl; usfs
"This court decision sends the Forest Service back to square zero and upholds the promise ... that forest plans be meaningful and they actually protect forests," he said.

This decision means the logging industry in the Northwest in spotted owl areas remains shut down, it was a scam then and it remains a scam.

1 posted on 06/30/2009 5:58:18 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

“U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled from Oakland, Calif”

That pretty much sums things up. Another sham ruling.


2 posted on 06/30/2009 6:00:10 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

Yes it does. A libtard judge tells the Forest Service how to do their job.

Wilken, Claudia Ann
Born 1949 in Minneapolis, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 7, 1993, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089; Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 22, 1993.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1983-1993

Education:
Stanford University, B.A., 1971

University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, Federal Public Defender’s Office, Northern District of California, 1975-1978
Private practice, Berkeley, California, 1978-1984
Adjunct professor, University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1978-1984
Professor, New College School of Law, 1980-1985

Race or Ethnicity: White

Gender: Female


3 posted on 06/30/2009 6:05:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Parley Baer
Two things our Founding Fathers worried about. 1) Lawyers taking over the Legislature instead of regular citizens and 2) the Public getting access to the feeding trough.

Looks like both have occurred.

4 posted on 06/30/2009 6:06:09 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: jazusamo

Hope nobody expected any return of a dead industry. Its going to be dead a lot like Detroit except loggers won’t get race points...


5 posted on 06/30/2009 6:07:02 PM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: jazusamo

Okay, anybody - what do salmon have to do with the Spotted Owl and cutting down forests?

Did you read what the idiot judge had to say? I don’t understand, I thought salmon swam in the rivers and ocean - I had no idea that they inhabited forests.

Someone please enlighten me!


6 posted on 06/30/2009 6:07:23 PM PDT by jtill (Since Your truth can only be spoken in love, whatever is spoken apart from love cannot be the truth.)
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To: george76

Ping!


7 posted on 06/30/2009 6:07:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jtill

The enviro wackos throw everything they can into lawsuits like throwing crap against the wall and anything that sticks is what they go for, the spotted owls and salmon stuck in the federal courts.


8 posted on 06/30/2009 6:11:27 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jtill

Seriously, I believe the enviros claimed the cutting of forests degraded the streams and rivers thereby endangering salmon, the courts bought it.


9 posted on 06/30/2009 6:13:27 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Good job, Obammie’s commies!

Cut off some more access to our own natural resources...so that we have to import more...so that we (THE STRUGGLING MIDDLE CLASS THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ECONOMIC MACHINE) have to pay more.

I won't hold my breath waiting for the Leftists and liberals to cry fowl about the other countries that will be exploited for this resource.

10 posted on 06/30/2009 6:17:25 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The most dangerous fascists are those with a warm smile and soothing voice.)
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To: jazusamo
Spotted owl tastes like chicken.

/johnny

11 posted on 06/30/2009 6:21:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

So does the Whooping Crane, stuffed and bbqed.


12 posted on 06/30/2009 6:47:36 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: tillacum
I got all kind of recipes for endangered species, MSgt. And some of the more annoying, like toy poodles.

/johnny

13 posted on 06/30/2009 6:55:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Spotted owl tastes like chicken.

Tough chicken! :-)

14 posted on 06/30/2009 6:58:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
I've cooked 2 year old roosters in a pressure cooker, and they were pretty tender.

My friends now understand the difference between layers, fryers, capons, and PC birds.

I cook, I eat, I P.O. liberals... life is good.

/johnny

15 posted on 06/30/2009 7:05:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: jazusamo
I'm glad to see the Men in Black are paying attention to the things that really matter to the survival of the Republic.

I'd like to propose a monument to current residents of the judicial branch which really captures the spirit of their actions:


16 posted on 06/30/2009 7:05:11 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante (Congress: When a handful of evil morons just isn't enough)
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To: Parley Baer

Conservatives need to start advertising and filing lawsuits against individuals that harm a persons living. Go after the Green lawyers and file legal action to tie them up in court. It would be wise to file a lawsuit after a fire for damages caused as a result of poor forest management slowed by a lawsuit.


17 posted on 06/30/2009 7:21:30 PM PDT by q_an_a
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To: jazusamo

Lottsa happy loggers in Mexico tonight.


18 posted on 06/30/2009 7:44:41 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: jazusamo

Some Beetle killed trees are finally being removed by many rich liberals who do not want their homes burnt.

They are not openly in favor of a healthy forest but do support a large ( even if dry ) moat around their homes.

No one mentions *logging* as the crews use chain saws...heavy equipment.

A few decent logging jobs.


19 posted on 06/30/2009 7:45:12 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo
Will this judge gain financially from the environmentalists? Will he after he serves his time as a judge be hired as a legal consultant by the environmentalists?

This is one more example of how the Lefties have taken jobs away from Americans through regulation. Weak market demand due to the recession has already caused Weyerhaeuser to layoff workers. This type of wrongheaded litigation from this ruling will insure that jobs will not come back to these areas.

Many of these protected forests have become the domain of pot growers. Oregon is the 10th-ranked marijuana-growing state. These operations are sophisticated with irrigation systems, deer nets and booby traps. The growers know how to plant their crops to evade air surveillance. The pot growers in these areas will continue to grow their pot plants without loggers disrupting their operations.

It is ironic that the tree planting that Weyerhaeuser did in these areas would turn into the habitat for a species of bird that would prevent the harvesting of the trees you planted years ago.

20 posted on 06/30/2009 8:05:58 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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I would doubt this judge would be so blatant as to benefit after she retires, if she retires because she’s a federal judge but then I guess some wouldn’t hesitate.

Many judges on the Ninth Circuit have been making these decisions for years, they’re libtards that are in bed with enviros and a lot of other activist groups.

I’m somewhat familiar with this and the pot thing, we lived in So OR for 15 years and moved there shorty before the spotted owl scam started. That was about time when the sophistictaed pot growing started in the forests also.


21 posted on 06/30/2009 8:17:10 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Baked or BBQed?


22 posted on 07/01/2009 5:41:26 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: jazusamo

When I saw Oakland, CA in that judges address, I should have known. If I had thought about it, I would already have had the answer - idiot lib on the bench.


23 posted on 07/01/2009 9:34:14 AM PDT by jtill (Since Your truth can only be spoken in love, whatever is spoken apart from love cannot be the truth.)
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