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10th Circuit Court of Appeals: 49 million acres of our national forests will remain wild under the #RoadlessRule!

10th Circuit Court of Appeals: 49 million acres of our national forests will remain wild under the #RoadlessRule!

October 21, 2011 By Christopher Lancette Hikers in the North Cascades Roadless Area of Washington Credit: Damon Parrish, REI More than ten years after President Clinton banned roads and logging on the last roadless areas on our nation’s forests, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has the final say — 49 million acres of America’s national forests will remain wild under the Roadless Rule. The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Oct. 21 that permanently protects some 49 million acres of forests covered by Clinton’s 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule. The ruling, a result of a lawsuit in which Earthjustice intervened on behalf of The Wilderness Society and other conservation groups, should put an end to a decade-long legal battle waged by the timber industry, Bush administration and the states of Alaska, Idaho and Wyoming. The landmark Roadless Area Conservat...

Full article: http://wilderness.org/content/victory-roadless-forests-co...

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