“Roadless” Ruling Biggest in Decades, Say Conservationists

October 25, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Friday the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals removed a lower court’s block on the “roadless rule,” which had protected over 50 million acres of prime federal forests from timber and mining companies since 2001. As Patrik Jonsson reports in the Christian Science Monitor, “The strong 10th Circuit ruling may be the final court decision on a matter that has now touched three presidential administrations.”