The Latest On: Public Lands
Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The most important immediate change is that the lands will once again be available for mining prospectors to get out on federal public lands and stake mining claims.”
Tim Preso, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: "This is a case about an illegal action in wilderness creating the threat of further harm to the wilderness. If they can do that in one of the premier wilderness areas in the Lower 48, then they can do it anywhere."
Tim Preso, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice: “The ruling was significant because it called into question the service's standard blueprint for dealing with these large-scale listings of species like grizzly bears and wolves that were listed throughout the Lower 48 at one time.”