USDA Appeals Roadless Rule Ban To 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 14, 2009, 3:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appealed a 2008 injunction overturning the Clinton administration's "roadless rule" within two weeks of a federal appeals court decision in a separate case reinstating the regulation protecting swaths of undeveloped areas in national forests from construction and logging.

The department lodged its petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Thursday.

The move comes more than a year after Judge Clarence A. Brimmer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming ruled that the 2001...
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