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Court upholds $1.5 million judgment in Oregon dairy lawsuit 

The plaintiffs claimed the defective feed sickened or killed many of their cows, causing the dairy to spend money on veterinary treatments and sustain financial losses. The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a $1.5 million judgment against Land O’Lakes Purina Feed for selling defective feed to an Oregon dairy. Source: Court upholds $1.5 million […]
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Oregon ranch fighting Rogue River management plans

An Oregon ranch and two industry groups have filed a lawsuit challenging management plans for the Rogue river. An Oregon ranch is challenging federal management plans for a 63.5-mile stretch of the Rogue river, arguing they’ll impede stabilization of the volatile river channel. The Double R Ranch of Eagle Point, Ore., filed a lawsuit against […]
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Guest Opinion: Monument expansion violates federal law

This paper has reported on multiple legal challenges to President Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon and Northern California. As a lead plaintiff in one of those challenges, I want to explain why we — members of the forest products industry — filed a lawsuit. The reason might surprise you. Source: […]
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Timber group files suit against monument expansion

A timber-industry group has joined the growing list of entities asking the federal courts to invalidate last fall’s near-doubling of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The American Forest Resource Council filed suit Friday in federal court claiming President Barack Obama illegally used the Antiquities Act to add thousands of acres of O&C Act lands in the […]
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Judge dismisses lawsuit against grazing on eight Oregon allotments

A federal judge has rejected arguments that cattle grazing hurts endangered sucker fish in violation of forest management law. A federal judge has rejected environmentalist arguments that cattle grazing has unlawfully harmed endangered sucker fish in Oregon’s Fremont-Winema National Forest. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke has thrown out a lawsuit by three environmental groups — […]
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Oregon woman sues Airbnb, says policy facilitates bias against black users

A Clackamas County woman is suing Airbnb, alleging the peer-to-peer vacation rental website facilitates discrimination against black users. The class-action lawsuit filed by Patricia Harrington takes aim at the company’s practice of allowing hosts to review a prospective guest’s full name and photograph before accepting a reservation. That, the lawsuit alleges, can allow hosts to […]
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Thousands of irrigators could be eligible to join ‘takings’ suit

Forms must be submitted for compensation Irrigators who owned or leased land in the Klamath Reclamation Project on April 6, 2001, are urged to join a class-action lawsuit in order to receive compensation, pending a decision in the so-called “takings” case. Source: Thousands of irrigators could be eligible to join ‘takings’ suit | Klamath | […]
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Enviros seeks to defend Cascade-Siskiyou expansion

Environmental groups have filed petitions to allow them to defend last month’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in federal court, saying they can’t rely on the federal agencies nor the Trump administration to defend their interests in keeping the expansion intact. The motions request to allow the Soda Mountain Wilderness Council and other groups […]
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Lawsuit seeks to keep Columbia, Snake rivers cool for salmon

In addition to climate change, the groups point to dams throughout the basin as a factor promoting high river temperatures. A lawsuit filed Thursday by salmon advocates aims to reverse a trend of high summer water temperatures on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. The groups are asking the U.S. district court in Seattle to compel […]
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Bull trout lawsuit dismissed as moot

A federal judge has dismissed as moot an Endangered Species Act lawsuit over 26 Northwest dams and their potential impacts on the threatened bull trout. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies nonprofit filed a complaint against several federal agencies — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration — that […]
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