Clean Water Network Joins Amicus Brief in a case supporting the use of NPDES permits for industrial logging roads!
Clean Water Network has joined an Amicus Brief in a case supporting the use of NPDES permits for industrial logging roads, submitted to the US Supreme Court. The brief was prepared by our friends at Northwest Environmental Advocates. The brief argues that where sources, such as logging roads, conform to the definition of point sources, they should be regulated as such because nationally nonpoint source control is not working. The brief highlights the history of Oregon's failure to control nonpoint source pollution from logging roads as an example. Click HERE for more information.
In a separate amicus brief, 15 retired EPA managers supported the Ninth Circuit's conclusion that industrial logging roads require NPDES permits. Their brief discussed the ease with which the NPDES permit program can be used for stormwater sources, including roads.