Roadless

12:24pm

Mon October 1, 2012
Environment

Supreme Court Won't Consider Roadless Appeal [UPDATED]

Hikers in a roadless area near Vail, Colo.
KUNC file photo

The US Supreme Court has declined to consider an appeal challenging the federal roadless rule that bans logging, mining and other development on more than fifty million acres of national forest lands.

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2:56pm

Fri October 21, 2011
Environment

Appeals Court Reinstates 2001 Roadless Rule

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An appeals court in Denver has upheld a ban on development on nearly fifty million acres of “roadless” national forest lands that dates back to the Clinton Administration, but it’s not yet clear how the ruling will effect Colorado’s proposed Roadless Rule which is currently under consideration by the Obama Administration.

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12:15pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Environment

Colorado Roadless Comment Period Ending

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A ninety day public comment period on Colorado’s latest proposal for managing roadless National Forest lands ends Thursday.  The current plan has sparked criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

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4:00am

Fri July 8, 2011
Environment

Report Slams Colorado Roadless Rule

There are more than four million acres of roadless forest lands in Colorado.
KUNC file photo

Conservationists are raising concerns that a proposed “roadless rule” for managing rugged National Forest lands could threaten drinking water supplies in Colorado.  A report released this morning criticizes the Obama Administration’s plan for Colorado’s roadless lands that offers some exceptions for coal mine and ski resort expansions.

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6:36pm

Tue May 17, 2011
Environment

Colorado Roadless Hearings Begin Amid Controversy

US Forest Service regional forester Rick Cables addresses an audience at the agency's Colorado Roadless rule hearing in Golden Tuesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The US Forest Service is launching a slate of public meetings around the region on Colorado’s proposed Roadless Rule. It’s a sweeping plan that would ban most development on over four million acres of remote National Forest lands in the state.  It's sparked controversy from industry groups, as well as conservationists who want a national management rule.  But Rocky Mountain Regional Forester Rick Cables tells KUNC’s Kirk Siegler that much has changed since the original 2001 national Roadless Rule came about.

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