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  • High Court Rejects Challenge to Roadless Rule

    (Seattle Times) Environmental groups hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests, ending one of the main legal battles that had left the rule in doubt for more than a decade. More

     
  • Supreme Court Denies Roadless Rule Challenge

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a Clinton-era conservation policy to protect undeveloped national forests.More

     
  • House Votes to Put Public Lands at Risk

    On June 19, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to give operational control of all of America’s public lands to one agency: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). H.R. 2578 includes the National Security and Federal Land Protection Act as well as 13 other bills, and would suspend outright 16 environmental laws, including the Endangered Species Act, within 100 miles of U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada.More

     

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