Daines Statement on Latest Court Decision to Halt Red Lodge Forest Management Project
BOZEMAN, Mont. — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris's ruling on Alliance for the Wild Rockies et al v. Marten et al.
“Yet another ruling confirms that we need urgent action to reverse the disastrous Cottonwood decision,” Daines stated. “Too many commonsense forest management projects have been halted because of lawsuits from fringe environmentalists that do more to harm forest health.”
U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris on Tuesday cited the Ninth Circuit’s Cottonwood ruling to halt the Red Lodge forest management project through an injunction order. The project would reduce the risk of wildfire and improve forest health.
On November 3, Daines urged the members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to reverse the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals disastrous Cottonwood Decision.
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