Bush plan nixed, "Roadless Rule" reinstated
SAN FRANCISCO A federal judge on Wednesday reinstated the "Roadless Rule," a Clinton-era ban on road construction in nearly a third of national forests.
U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Laporte ruled that the Bush administration failed to conduct necessary environmental studies before making changes that allowed states to decide how to manage individual national forests.
The 2001 rule prohibits logging, mining and other development on 58.5 million acres in 38 states and Puerto ...
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