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NFMA Rule Challenge

Case Overview

A 1976 law requires the Forest Service to protect wildlife on the national forests and allow citizens to participate in management decisions. The Bush administration has moved to reduce protections and all but cut citizens out of the process. Earthustice filed suit to challenge the new rules. In March 2007, a federal judge invalidated the administration's new regulations.

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Case Updates

June 30, 2009 | Legal Document

NFMA Order (6/30/09)

U.S. District Court judge Claudia Wilken's order overturns the Bush administration's last attempt to weaken rules governing management of national forests and grasslands.

March 30, 2007 | Legal Document

NFMA Decision 3/30/07

Federal Court overturns Bush National Forest Management Rule changes

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