-- Rachael Paschal Osborn, Spokane River coordinator, Sierra Club
The Spokesman-Review, August 16, 2009 written by Johathan Brunt
The storyline of the near-ban on phosphorus in dish detergent in Spokane County has focused on scofflaws sneaking Cascade across the state line in a dogged attempt to keep their dishes sparkling.
Roadless Forests Win in Court -- Decision Reinstates Most of National Rule Opposed by Bush, Timber LobbyistsPosted by Terri Morgan on August 12, 2009 - 1:23pm
WASHINGTON -- The Wilderness Society and 19 other environmental organizations notched a huge victory today when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirmed protection for almost 40 million acres of wild national forests and grasslands from new road building, logging, and development. The decision puts an end to the Bush administration's efforts to open these last great natural areas to development. Today's ruling protects the majority of national forest roadless areas in the country.
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