08/06/2009 - The national forest roadless rule may have reached the end of its journey. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the original rule is back in place - tossing out the Bush administration decision to repeal the rule's protections for about 60 million acres nationwide. Minnesota contains about 62,000 acres, mostly in the Superior National Forest.
Jane Danowitz, public lands program director with Pew Environment Group, says backers of the original rule are now looking for an official declaration from the White House.
"The ruling is really a game-changer in what has been at least a decade-old fight to save the nation's last undeveloped forests."
Read the full article Court Ruling the Final Destination for Roadless Rule Journey? on the Public News Service's Web site.