Logging

Felled trees are moved in preparation for being cut into log lengths and loaded onto a truck. 

Six conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, June 14, seeking to overturn a decision from the final days of the Trump administration that canceled a rule banning logging of large, live trees on national forests east of the Cascades.

The plaintiffs, who filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Pendleton, contend the decision from January 2021, just before President Donald Trump left office, violates the National Environmental Policy Act and National Forest Management Act.

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