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July 19, 2000 | Press Release

CONSERVATION GROUPS SUE TO PREVENT ABUSE OF ROADLESS POLICY BY SHOSHONE NATIONAL FOREST

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, on behalf of three conservation groups, filed suit today to prevent a timber sale in a roadless area on the Shoshone National Forest. The sale, according to the groups, is inconsistent with the Clinton administration's Wild Forest Initiative to protect roadless National Forest lands.

January 13, 2000 | Press Release

Appeals Court Overturns Death Sentence for Yellowstone Wolves

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a district court ruling that the wolves reintroduced to Yellowstone and central Idaho by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("FWS") must be removed. Had the December 1997 ruling by Wyoming Judge William Downes not been reversed, the reintroduced wolves would have been put to death because of the so-called "poison pill" provision of the wolf regulations developed by FWS.

October 27, 1999 | Press Release

Conservation Groups Sue BLM to Control Off-Road Vehicle Abuse of Public Lands

A coalition of eight conservation groups filed suit today in federal court to force the Bureau of Land Management to begin controlling runaway abuse of public lands by off-road vehicles (ORVs). The suit seeks to force the BLM to comply with existing laws that require it to control damage by ORVs, and to close to motorized vehicles a number of areas that are proposed wilderness areas, pending development of a designated trail system.

April 13, 1999 | Press Release

America's Mountain to be Protected

Streams and wetlands on Pikes Peak will be getting a lot of help over the next decade under a new agreement between the Sierra Club and the City of Colorado Springs.

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