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U.S. Supreme Court denies challenge to Forest Service's "roadless rule"
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to a federal rule maintaining roadless national forest land.
The so-called "roadless rule" took effect near the end of President Bill Clinton’s term. The U.S. Forest Service manages 192 million acres of national forest land. Nearly 60 million acres are designated as roadless and development is prohibited.
The rule has been upheld by an appeals court, but the state of
The designated roadless areas are spread across 38 states. In