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Counties ask for summary judgment in forestlands lawsuit


December 20, 2017

The Association of O&C Counties filed a summary judgment memorandum on Dec. 12 in a civil suit filed last August in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

The complaint was filed by 17 Oregon counties, which comprise the Association, in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s resource management plan for woodlands, which was released on Aug. 5, 2016.

On recent court documents, defendants Neil Kornze, director of the Bureau of Land Management and Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, have been replaced by Michael D. Nedd, acting director of BLM and Ryan Zinke...

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