Monday, November 5, 2012
Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Clean Water Act case
On behalf of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman’s Associations and other groups, we have filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in a Clean Water Act case addressing whether logging roads that discharge polluted stormwater into rivers, streams, and other water bodies must obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permits under the Clean Water Act. Our amicus brief explains that the runoff from logging roads impairs the habitat of salmon and other species and harms downstream businesses that depend on healthy ecosystems. A copy of the amicus brief can be found here.