Friday, November 7, 2014

State of Alaska v. Department of Agriculture

<> State of Alaska v. Department of Agriculture - 11/7/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 13-5147, Consolidated with 13-5150, 13-5151. Regarding the Roadless Rule which  prohibited road construction, road reconstruction, and timber harvesting on millions of acres of national forest lands, including vast swaths of national forest land in Alaska. The Panel ruled: "This case has an unusual procedural background, and our holding is accordingly narrow. We reverse the judgment of the District Court dismissing Alaska's complaint as untimely, and we remand to the District Court for consideration of Alaska's challenges to the Roadless Rule."