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Press Release: Victory April 25, 2006

Judge Blocks Forest Service Move to Exclude Public from Project Decisions

The public’s right to appeal agency decisions is reinstated

Flagging tape in the Sunset Roadless Area identifies the location of a proposed coal exploration drilling pad. The forest visible will likely be bulldozed if the loophole is reopened.
(Ted Zukoski / Earthjustice)
Press Release November 19, 2015

Forest Service Revs Up Push to Open Over 170 Million Tons of Coal to Mining from Colorado Roadless Forest

Proposed loophole could cause millions of tons of carbon pollution, undermine Obama administration climate goals, and degrade wildlife habitat

Press Release: Victory January 25, 2023

U.S. Forest Service restores critical protections to Tongass National Forest

The National Roadless Rule was rolled back for America’s last great rainforest by the Trump administration, threatening millions of acres of undeveloped national forest lands

Effects of underground coal mining on Colorado's forests. The coal may be underground, but a tight web of industrial facilities is built through our forests to vent methane gas—a potent climate pollutant—from the coal seams.
(U.S. Forest Service)
Press Release January 20, 2016

150,000+ Comments Oppose Coal-mining Loophole on Colorado Forest

Subsidies to Arch Coal slammed; renewable energy groups join wildlife, climate advocates in opposition

Press Release April 20, 2023

Forest Service takes key step toward first national rule to protect mature, old-growth trees, forests

Announcement advances Biden’s 2022 Earth Day Executive Order

Press Release October 17, 2002

Court Rules National Forest Grazing Illegal

Judge Rules National Forest Livestock Grazing Program in New Mexico and Arizona Threatens Mexican Spotted Owl, Violates ESA

Press Release May 6, 2008

Bush Administration Challenged Over Abandonment of Wildlife Protections

Conservation groups act to head off a return to the days of localized extinction in America’s national forests

Press Release June 23, 2022

Logging Mature and Old Trees Threatens U.S. Climate Goals

New Vilsack guidance to Forest Service falls short of protecting key forests

Press Release October 30, 2000

Suit Alleges Livestock Grazing in National Forest Violates Endangered Species Act

A coalition of 10 regional and local environmental, hunting and wildlife protection groups led by Forest Guardians and represented by Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund sued the Forest Service challenging livestock grazing on national forests in New Mexico and Arizona.

A breathtaking view of a beaver pond in the Sunset Roadless area.
(Ted Zukoski / Earthjustice)
Press Release April 6, 2015

Forest Service Moves to Permit Bulldozing for Dirty Coal in Colorado Roadless Forest

Proposed loophole could cause half a billion tons of carbon pollution while undermining Obama administration climate goals

Press Release November 8, 2012

Forest Service OKs Coal Mine Expansion in Colorado Mountain Backcountry

Roadless area next to West Elk Wilderness would be decimated by bulldozing of more than 6 miles of road, and scraping of nearly 50 well pads

Press Release July 29, 2003

Conservationists Challenge Bush Administration Forest Plans

Bush moves to block public input on logging decisions

Press Release October 1, 2013

U.S. Forest Service to Reevaluate Big Thorne Timber Sale Due to Effects on Wolves and Deer

Southeast Alaskans hail decision, ask for Forest Service to move away from large-scale old-growth logging

Press Release September 9, 2002

Behind the Smoke Screen

An analysis of the White House’s “wildfire” bill to weaken environmental protection and public rights in federal land management decisions

Press Release: Victory September 30, 2009

Court Rules That Southern California Forest Plans Violate Federal Environmental Laws

Forest Service ignored effects of development on 974,000 roadless acres

Logjam Creek at Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
(Steve Howard / Getty Images)
Press Release January 27, 2020

Forest Service Paying Timber Industry to Pick Which Trees It Wants in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Documents obtained via Freedom of Information Act detail close collaboration linking logging interests, Forest Service, and State of Alaska

Press Release March 30, 2023

Department of Interior moves to protect mature and old-growth trees and forests from logging

Wide-ranging rule will include Bureau of Land Management forest policies

Article April 5, 2011

Why I Fight For Our Forests: Earthjustice's Kristen Boyles

Q & As with attorney Kristen Boyles, who works to protect our nation's forests and their critical natural resources and wildlife.