Group Wants Roadless Rule To Be Law
Lander, Wy – One conservation group that supports the roadless rule says Congress should make it a law. The Wyoming Outdoor Council's Lisa McGee argues with all of the development on public lands recently, it doesn't make sense to get rid of the Clinton-era policy that forbids development in certain national forests.
"There's a good argument to be made that times have changed since the Clinton rule was promulgated. Initially, all of the Western states opposed the roadless rule and today almost all of them support it."
This week, U-S District Judge Clarence Brimmer overturned the roadless rule. McGee says that there is broad support for keeping the policy intact. She says if Congress made it a law, it wouldn't be as easily tied up in court for years on end.