TWS to Challenge Federal Judge’s Irresponsibility Toward Wyoming Roadless Areas

Intact Roadless Areas  & Climate Stability…another no-brainer.


Re: your Colorado forests e-mail

“The best people, like the best  wines, come from the hills.” — Edward Abbey
— On Wed, 8/13/08, Ceal Smith <> wrote:
From: Ceal Smith <>
Subject: FW: TWS statement on Roadless Rule injunction
To: “winter ross” <>
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 12:02 AM

This is not going to go unchallenged.

Statement on Wyoming Court’s Injunction of Roadless Rule  The Wilderness Society will be challenging today¢s decision by a federal judge in  Wyoming to enjoin the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.  The decision by Judge Clarence Brimmer puts at risk nearly 60 million acres of pristine national forest lands that were protected from road building and logging by the Clinton Administration.  The Roadless Rule enjoyed the most public support in the history of federal rulemaking, with more than 95% of the 1.7 million comments favoring the strongest possible protection.  The  Wyoming court decision contradicts prior court decisions upholding the Roadless Rule, as well as the public¢s overwhelming support for roadless area protection.   We are confident that today¢s ruling will be reversed on appeal and that roadless areas will remain protected from environmental degradation.  The Wilderness Society will do all it can to ensure that roadless areas continue to be havens for wildlife, sources of pure drinking water, scenic backdrops for communities, and great places for people to recreate.   Contact:  Mike Anderson, Senior Resource Analyst, The Wilderness Society.  Office: 206-624-6430 x227.  Cell: 206-890-3529 _______________________________________________
Ceal Smith, Acting DirectorSan Luis ValleyWater Protection CoalitionP.O. Box 351Alamosa, CO  81101(719)


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