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roadless rule restored - 1 for the forests!

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:22 pm    Post subject: roadless rule restored - 1 for the forests! Reply with quote

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September 20, 2006
Judge Restores Clinton's 'Roadless Rule'
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 4:42 p.m. ET

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday reinstated the ''Roadless Rule,'' a Clinton-era ban on road construction in nearly a third of national forests.

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Laporte ruled that the Bush administration failed to conduct necessary environmental studies before making changes that allowed states to decide how to manage individual national forests.

The 2001 rule prohibits logging, mining and other development on 58.5 million acres in 38 states and Puerto Rico, but the Bush administration replaced it in May 2005 with a process that required governors to petition the federal government to protect national forests in their states.

Laporte sided with 20 environmental groups and four states -- California, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington -- that sued the U.S. Forest Service over the changes.

''This is fantastic news for millions of Americans who have consistently told the Forest Service that they wanted these last wild areas of public land protected,'' said Kristen Boyles, an attorney for Earthjustice, one of the plaintiffs.

Forest Service officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

Laporte's ruling does not affect about 9.3 million acres of Alaska's Tongass National Forest, which is covered by a separate rule on road construction and other development.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

y'know...again.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horray!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I read something about this with a little (actually HUGE) tract of land back home in Idaho. Wheeled transport has been banned there for sometime. Even with that bit of protection though, and theyou bring it in, you take it out rule (this applies to even human waste), this area is in danger of being touristed to death.

It's weird we've come to a place where americans are "Loving their wilderness" to death.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our only fault is that we love things too much.
Well... except the Native Americans
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

part of the problem is that the love we feel for the wilderness is being concentrated into smaller and smaller patches of dirt.

that tends to trample the grass.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget centuries of mismanagement. LOL! I was there when they let Yellowstone burn and then said "OOPS! OUR BAD!"

It's not that they were wrong about the natural cycle per say. It's that they failed to take into account what a 150 years of tinder build up would do to that cycle.
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