State continues to claim the Forest Service didn’t abide by federal environmental laws when it adopted the rule
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — It appears that lawyers who have spent the last year wrangling over a roadless rule for about 50 million acres of national forest system lands will continue to battle, potentially before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The rule would protect relatively undisturbed areas from most intrusion and development, but maintain access for hunting and hiking.
Wyoming last week petitioned the Supreme Court to review the most recent decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which twice decisively rejected Wyoming’s claims that rule was adopted in violation of federal environmental laws — a far-fetched claim to begin with, given that the national roadless rule was subject to one of the most far-reaching public processes in the agency’s history. (more…)
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