Judge Tosses Clinton-Era 'Roadless Rule'

Law360, New York (August 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move that has angered green groups and will surely garner applause from miners and developers, a federal judge in Wyoming has once again overturned a Clinton-era “roadless rule” that barred vehicle access to swaths of protected land across the U.S.

In an order handed down Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, Judge Clarence A. Brimmer wrote that the 2001 roadless rule, signed toward the end of the Clinton administration, violated the National Environmental Protection Act and the Wilderness Act...
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