November 10, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Friday that Alaska's lawsuit challenging the Roadless Rule can be heard because it falls within the statute of limitations. This decision overturns the ruling by the US District Court of the District of Columbia that dismissed ...[read more]
October 22, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit unanimously ruled to restore the Roadless Rule, ending a 2008 national injunction. The Roadless Rule blocks road-building and commercial timber harvesting on expanses of roadless areas around the country, primarily the National Forests. The National ...[read more]
February 1, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A judge for the US District Court for the District Court for Idaho dismissed a lawsuit Friday brought by environmentalists challenging Idaho's state-created "roadless rule" to protect its forests. Judge B Lynn Winmill's ruling upholds Idaho's plan to manage its 9 million acres of forests across ...[read more]
August 16, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Mike Dubrasich: On August 5th the San Francisco based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals set aside the State Petitions Rule and reinstated the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, more commonly known as the Clinton/Dombeck Roadless Rule. The Ninth Circuit Court, the most overturned court... ...[read more]
August 6, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a district court ruling reinstating the Roadless Rule, which prohibited the building of roads or the use of roadless lands in National Parks for timber production. The Clinton administration measure was effectively overturned in ...[read more]
August 5, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
People of the State of California Ex Rel. Bill Lockyer v. US Department of Agriculture, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, August 5, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here... ...[read more]
December 8, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Mike Dubrasich: With her most recent decision, Magistrate Laporte is playing a game of judicial chicken, perverting NEPA, and causing catastrophic harm to the environment. Background: the Clinton (Dombeck) Roadless Rule was rushed through (by proclamation) in the waning days of that administr... ...[read more]
December 3, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that her 2006 decision invalidating a 2005 Bush administration rule that would allow road construction and mining in national forests applies only to 10 western states. The original Roadless Area Conservation Rule, implemented by former US President Bill Clinton ...[read more]
August 13, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Wyoming on Tuesday granted the state an injunction prohibiting the National Forest Service(NFS) from enforcing a 2001 rule prohibiting the construction of roads and other developments in designated wilderness areas. Writing for the court... ...[read more]
September 21, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
A federal judge Wednesday reinstated a 2001 ban on road construction in almost a third of US forests, ruling that the Bush administration did not conduct appropriate environmental research before suspending the rule and giving states the authority to manage their own forests. The original Roadless ...[read more]

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