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Boise Cascade Corp. v. State

The court reverses and remands a jury verdict awarding damages to a logging company that alleged that the state caused a temporary taking by refusing to permit logging on a parcel of the company's property on which a pair of northern...

Friends of the Kalmiopsis v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court affirms a district court dismissal of an environmental group's claim that the U.S. Forest Service violated regulations governing off-road vehicle (ORV) use in the Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon. The court first holds that...

Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project v. Blackwood

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service must prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for several timber salvage sales on fire-damaged land in the Umatilla National Forest in Oregon. The court first holds that the Forest...

Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project v. Pence

The court upholds a U.S. Forest Service decision to allow a timber sale in the Malheur National Forest in Oregon. The Forest Service's decision allows the harvest of approximately 10.7-million-board feet of timber from approximately 3,...

Scott Timber Co. v. United States

The court holds that the U.S. Forest Service possessed limited contractual authority to suspend performance of 11 timber sale contracts in the Siskiyou and Siuslaw National Forests in Oregon due to the Endangered Species Act (ESA)...

Dodd v. Hood River County

The court holds that a state land use board decision precludes property owners from obtaining federal court relief of their takings claim under the U.S. Constitution. The landowners were prevented from building on their land due to an...

Western Radio Servs. Co. v. Glickman

The court upholds the U.S. Forest Service's decision to grant a cellular phone company a special use permit for a telecommunications facility on Dead Indian Mountain in the Fremont National Forest, Oregon. The court first holds that the...

Oregon Natural Resources Council v. Marsh

The court holds that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) failed to comply with a prior court order directing it to prepare a second environmental impact statement supplement (EISS-2) addressing the cumulative environmental...

Cereghino v. Boeing Co.

The court holds that the owner of a manufacturing facility is not liable for negligent trespass or nuisance in connection with contamination of neighboring landowners' groundwater with trichloroethane (TCA). The court dismissed the...

Oregon Waste Sys., Inc. v. Department of Envtl. Quality

The Court rules that the state of Oregon's imposition of a surcharge on the in-state disposal of solid waste generated in other states that is nearly three times that imposed on the disposal of waste generated within Oregon violates the...