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5:36 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Court says no to reconsidering Roadless Rule

A federal appeals court has rejected Wyoming's request for it to reconsider a decision upholding the Roadless Rule. The 2001 rule bars development on millions of acres of roadless areas in national forests.

Last year, a three-judge panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2001 rule passed under former President Bill Clinton. On Thursday, the court denied Wyoming's request for a rehearing. The Colorado Mining Association, which is part of the lawsuit, says they're considering taking the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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6:27 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

US appeals court asked to rehear roadless case

Brian Saunders

The state of Wyoming and the Colorado Mining Association want a federal court in Denver to reconsider a rule
prohibiting roads on nearly 50 million acres of land in national forests across the United States.

In a motion filed Monday, the plaintiffs say the U.S. Forest Service's roadless rule was a "sham process" designed to circumvent Congress.