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Appeals Reform Act

Case Overview

The Bush administration has put forward new regulations that would eliminate the right of ordinary citizens to participate in the management of their nation's forests. Earthjustice has challenged the regulations in court.

Case Updates

May 31, 2006 | Legal Document

Public Participation in Forest Service Decisions 04-25-06

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Donald Molloy's ruling which issues a nationwide injunction against a rule that required members of the public to submit substantial comments on a Forest Service project or else lose the right to challenge that project.

May 31, 2006 | Legal Document

Public Participation in Forest Service Decisions 04-03-06

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Donald Molloy's ruling declaring unlawful two Forest Service rules that allowed the government to cut the public out of National Forest management by having the Secretary or Under Secretary of Agriculture sign a Forest Serv

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

Appeals Reform Act Complaint

Challenges changes enacted by the Bush administration in early June 2003, which could eliminate the public's rights to comment on and appeal some Forest Service actions (July 28, 2003)