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Roadless Rule

The Latest On: Roadless Rule

February 3, 2015 | Explainer

Timeline of the Roadless Rule

A timeline of the creation of and fight to defend the National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Policy.

October 28, 2020 | In the News: Mic

Trump Just Squeezed One Last Environmental Catastrophe Into His First Term

Sam Sankar, Senior VP of Programs, Earthjustice: "We've been protecting the Tongass for many years. We've done it through James Watt, we've done it through Republican administrations, and we've done it through hostile Supreme Courts. There's never been a strong economic argument for logging, and neither has there been a strong biological or cultural argument. And we're confident we'll continue to prevail in the courts."

June 15, 2020 | In the News: The Colorado Sun

A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.

Robin Cooley, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: “I can’t speak to their motivation, but I can definitely say that it isn’t surprising to me that the District Court was taking some time given that the courts have been closed down by the COVID crisis so for Mountain Coal to use that to their advantage is pretty unacceptable. Mountain Coal said what would happen if the court vacated the North Fork Exception. And the court vacated the exception and they built their road anyway.”

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