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Monday, December 03, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case from Oregon that affects logging roads and water runoff.

Currently the runoff is considered to be like water running off a farm field.

But a lawsuit originated by the Northwest Environmental Defense Center in Portland says the runoff requires the same sort of permit a factory needs.

The timber industry says requiring permits would cost timberland owners and logging companies too much money.

Read more at Capital Press.

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