Cowpasture River Preservation Association v. Forest Service

Fourth Circuit: In approving a pipeline to run through the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests and across the Appalachian Trail, the U.S. Forest Service violated some federal codes and also the code of The Lorax—“speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” For the court’s announcement of the Lorax doctrine, skip to the final paragraph of the opinion. For a 91-word opening sentence boasting nine initialisms and three abbreviations, scroll back up to the top.

Tags: 2018, Environmental Law, Forest Service, Fourth Circuit

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