Clinton Era Roadless Rule Reinstated

A week after the state’s roadless task force gave Governor Owen their recommendation on roadless areas in Colorado’s national forests, a Federal judge has reinstated the Clinton era rule that limits development in roadless areas. In California, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Laporte said that the federal government failed to do environmental studies before giving states the power to create their own management guidelines for new roads on federal land.

With about a month and a half before Election Day, could environmental headlines help to boost Democratic and Green candidates?

Like this story? Steal it! Feel free to republish it in part or in full, just please give credit to The Colorado Independent and add a link to the original.

Got a tip? Story pitch? Send us an e-mail. Follow The Colorado Independent on Twitter.

About the Author

Leslie Robinson

Leave a Response

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>