20 Nov '11, 7am

Victory For America's Forests (via @Earthjustice)

Victory For America's Forests (via @Earthjustice)

Court ruling climaxes 13-year legal struggle Young boy fishing in the West Fork Humptulips River by the Moonlight Dome Roadless Area in Washington’s Olympic National Forest. (© Thomas O’Keefe) Last month, protection for nearly 50 million acres of wild lands was resoundingly affirmed in a court decision that will benefit future generations. After 13 years of legal battles by Earthjustice on behalf of our allies, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the Roadless Rule , a landmark preservation act that protects our nation’s wild forests and grasslands from new road building, logging and development. The conviction behind the Roadless Rule, that we should protect pristine wild lands not only for the well-being of the last survivors of our wild heritage, but also for our own well-being, is one held by most Americans. The public outpouring of support for the Roadless Ru...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-november/victory-for-am...

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