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BLM Wilderness Attack

Case Number # 2550

In 2003, the Bush administration agreed to stop protecting millions of acres of potential wilderness. The agreement was the result of a suit by the state of Utah and others that was settled in secret. Conservation groups intervened, and are challenging the settlement in a very convoluted and drawn-out case.

Press Releases

Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Court withdraws approval of shaky deal that opened wild lands to development
Monday, October 11, 2004
Court finds Interior Department gave no lawful reason for withholding details of 'No More Wilderness' settlement
Monday, June 28, 2004
Closed-door deal puts development of 150 million acres of public land ahead of wilderness protection.
Tuesday, April 6, 2004
Illegal wilderness settlement contested
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Closed-door deal with Utah Governor Leavitt aims to kill future wilderness protection
Monday, June 16, 2003
Appeal Filed with US Appeals Court in Denver
Monday, May 5, 2003
Millions of acres in the West threatened by illegal deal