EPIC and Sierra Club v. CDF and Pacific Lumber (State Challenge to the Terms of Headwaters Deal)

EPIC and Sierra Club v. CDF and Pacific Lumber (State Challenge to the Terms of Headwaters Deal)

1999

In the rush to complete the Headwaters Deal by March 1, 1999, state agencies bent and broke many of their own rules and regulations. EPIC filed suit on March 31, 1999 to challenge many of the deficiencies in Pacific Lumber’s Sustained Yield Plan (SYP), including the amount of destruction of Marbled Murrelet habitat it authorizes and the deficient manner in which it analyzes cumulative impacts from logging such a vast number of acres of ancient forest and other environmental effects. The suit also challenges the poor standards it sets for a broad, ownership-wide streambed alteration agreement.

EPIC was represented in this case by attorneys Sharon Duggan and Brian Gaffney.