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Herald and News 9/8/04

Court blocks Biscuit salvage

A federal appeals court Tuesday blocked logging of old growth forest reserves burned in the 2002 Biscuit fire until a lawsuit brought by environmentalists is decided, making it unlikely the dead trees can be harvested before rotting.

A three judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency injunction sought by environmentalists in the two-year battle over one of the biggest federal logging projects in history.





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