February 29, 2008
California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. [former governor] and Secretary for Resources Mike Chrisman have sued the U.S. Forest Service for adopting "illegal forest management plans" that permit road construction and oil drilling in California's largest national forests. The two officials filed the lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
"The U.S. Forest Service adopted illegal forest management plans that threaten California's pristine national forests with road construction and oil drilling," Attorney General Brown said. "The Forest Service should scrap these destructive forest plans and protect California's natural areas as required by law." ...
Source: Insurance Journal