The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today released an opinion in THE LANDS COUNCIL v. MARTIN, No. 07-35804, an appeal in a civil action against the United States. The panel consisted of Susan P. Graber, Richard A. Paez, and Carlos T. Bea, Circuit Judges.
GRABER, Circuit Judge:
A forest fire burned thousands of acres of national forest in southeastern Washington, the United States Forest Service initiated a salvage logging operation, and we are called upon to determine whether the Forest Service took the requisite “hard look” under the National Environmental Policy Act of . . .