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Supreme Court sides with timber industry in runoff dispute, dealing blow to environme

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    In a defeat for environmentalists, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with the U.S. timber industry in a dispute over whether loggers should have to get special EPA permits because of gravel and dirt falling into nearby waterways.

    In a 7-1 vote, the court reversed a lower-court ruling which said the run-off from logging sites is the same as any other industrial pollution, requiring a Clean Water Act permit from the Environmental Protection Agency.

    The Supreme Court justices said the logging companies did not need to get the permits. During the arguments, the timber companies had said a ruling against them would put the U.S. timber industry out of business -- and that it would cost millions for every single logging project to get EPA permits.

    The EPA itself disagreed with the lower-court ruling. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said for the court that the agency's reading of its own regulations is entitled to deference from the court.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ealing-blow-to/?test=latestnews#ixzz2O7sUrJbT
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    The EPA has the intent to regulate the logging business out of business. Much like what liberals are trying to do with guns.
     
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    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

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    Basically all these leftwingers are out to destroy the USA.
    Whether that is the first priority or not, their actions - IMHO - bear this out.
     
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