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Monday, August 10, 2009

In The News: Vancouver Columbian Editorial on Roadless

Posted by Michael Lanthier

In most of the country the Roadless Rule, which protected the country's last undeveloped, roadless national forestlands, is again the law of the land after a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A Vancouver Columbian Editorial demonstrates their support:

"Proud and rational Northwesterners of all political stripes share the love of the unspoiled outdoors. And all of them should rejoice at a recent federal appeals court decision in San Francisco that protects about 58 million acres of roadless areas in national forests in 38 states. A three-judge panel on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a misnamed "Roadless Rule" implemented by the Bush administration in 2005. Instead, most provisions of a 2001 declaration in the final days of the Clinton administration were restored."

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