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David C (110)
Wednesday October 4, 2017, 5:54 pm
good, stand strong, stand together, resist, persist, save the earth for the future

Fiona Ogilvie (561)
Wednesday October 4, 2017, 5:55 pm
Good News.

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday threw out the state of Alaska’s attack on protections for nearly 50 million acres of wild “roadless” national forest lands nationwide from logging and logging roads.

Huge swaths of America’s national forests have been logged, often clear-cut, and crisscrossed by miles upon miles of roads. By 2000, the Forest Service had to maintain an astounding 386,000 miles of roads, more than the interstate highway system. In 2001, the Forest Service adopted a measure that today protects about 50 million acres of national forestland where roads have not yet been built. It prohibits logging and building of roads in these “roadless areas,” protecting wild and undisturbed forestland.

The Court is saving the dense forest from the loggers....Right on.

Far more information on site.

Please note, comment, and forward.

Sue L (63)
Wednesday October 4, 2017, 8:38 pm
Finally, some good news!

. (0)
Wednesday October 4, 2017, 11:40 pm
As I recall many people worked and debated for years to settle the question of roadless areas. They were supposed to be evaluated for wilderness potential and those not qualified were to be opened to multiple use, not locked up by presidential decree. This is a slap in the face to all those who put in that effort and those compromises.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday October 4, 2017, 11:54 pm
Good news. Thanks Fiona

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday October 5, 2017, 6:32 am
Noted, Thanks

JL A (281)
Thursday October 5, 2017, 7:53 am
Thanks for sharing this good news Fiona!

Animae C (506)
Friday October 6, 2017, 1:47 am

TY Fiona

W. C (7)
Friday October 6, 2017, 9:35 am
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