The US District Court for the District of Alaska ruled that the Forest Service violated federal laws when the agency refused to consider any new wilderness areas in the 1997 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tongass Land Management Plan Revision.
Earthjustice attorney Jim Angell presented oral arguments in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals defending a 1997 Clinton administration decision to not issue permits for oil and gas drilling on the Rocky Mountain Front.
In federal court, the Bush Administration failed to defend the Roadless Area Conservation Rule pertaining to national forests in the United States and delayed commenting on the process until May 4, 2001.
In response to a court challenge seeking to overturn the roadless policy filed by Boise Cascade Company, the state of Idaho and others, the U.S. Justice Department Friday "committed to postponing" implementation of the policy yet again.
On behalf of eight conservation groups, lawyers from Earthjustice and Natural Resources Defense Council filed court papers against the State of Alaska's lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Forest Service's new Roadless Rule.
Lawyers from Earthjustice and Natural Resources Defense Council filed court papers opposing two lawsuits that seek to overturn the U.S. Forest Service's new rule protecting pristine national forest lands.
Earthjustice lawyers filed court papers against a landowner's lawsuit to require nearly nine miles of new road construction to reach a private parcel deep within Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area.