On August 12, 2008, Judge Brimmer invalidated the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule
for the second time, without making any reference to the State Petition rule (U.S.
In July, the Bush administration proposed a rule that would overturn the Clinton administration's 2001 Roadless Area Conservation rule
, which provided increased protection for 58 million acres of roadless area in national forests.
FOREST SERVICE, ADVANCED NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING: ROADLESS AREA CONSERVATION RULE
, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY i (May 31, 2002).
regulations protecting the environment and public health, including the Roadless Area Conservation Rule
protecting federal forests, are in danger of being overturned by means of a little-known law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA).
Last month, the administration asked a federal appeals court to uphold the original 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule
, citing the 2 million comments Americans submitted in favor of the rule and the U.S.
The timber sale is the first project proposed in a roadless area in the eastern United States since the administration rescinded the Roadless Area Conservation Rule
of 2001 that protected the nation's last intact forests, according to the environmental organization.
management of roadless areas: the Roadless Area Conservation Rule
While 5.7 million acres have been protected by Congress as wilderness, the Clinton administration's 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule
effectively saved an additional 9 million acres from being logged, mined, or scarred with roads.
For nearly eight years, the Bush administration has worked overtime to kill President Bill Clinton's Roadless Area Conservation Rule
, which protected nearly 60 million acres of roadless public lands from logging, mining and drilling.
The Roadless Area Conservation Rule
, which bans new roadbuilding in national forests.
President Bush made that clear in 2005 when he overturned, without a single public hearing, the Roadless Area Conservation Rule
- a rule the Clinton administration issued after holding 600 public hearings and gathering more than 2 million public comments.
Fully 95 percent of respondents favored the broad protection ultimately enacted in January as the Roadless Area Conservation Rule