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NFMA Rule Challenge

Case Number # 9599

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.

Press Releases

Friday, August 14, 2009
Won't appeal court ruling striking down Bush era regulation
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Conservation groups hail victory for wildlife and public participation
Thursday, April 10, 2008
New regulations not likely to meet court scrutiny; Conservation groups may return to court
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Latest Environmental Impact Statement ignores threats to forests and wildlife
Friday, March 30, 2007
Bush administration rule changes rejected
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Statement by attorney Tim Preso regarding the Forest Service's decision to exclude forest management plans from NEPA