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January 7, 2000 | Press Release

Court Upholds Forest Service Interim Roadless Area Protection Plan

U.S. Federal District Court Judge Clarence Brimmer has issued a ruling upholding the U.S. Forest Service's 18-month moratorium on road building in many of the Nation's remaining roadless areas.

In February 1999, the Forest Service imposed the moratorium in order to reevaluate its approach to managing the more than 373,000 miles of road that now criss-cross the National Forests. The Forest Service has been using this break to consider the mountain of evidence that its road system is the single-most cause of environmental damage on national forests and is a fiscal disaster.

August 18, 1999 | Press Release

Russian Environmentalists Sue to Protect Far Eastern Seas

Ecojuris Institute, a Russian environmental law group, filed an action at the Supreme Court challenging the Russian government's arbitrary waiver of environmental law to allow Exxon to drill in the pristine marine ecology of the North Pacific and Sea of Okhotsk off the Russian Far East.

January 6, 1999 | Press Release

EPA Tells Montana to Clean up Water Quality Standards

American Wildlands, Pacific Rivers Council, Montana Environmental Information Center, and Northern Plains Resource Council learned that the US Environmental Protection Agency has disapproved portions of Montana's water quality standards.

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