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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:07 PM

High court leaves Clinton-era rule intact, turning aside mining industry petition

Source: The Hill

High court leaves Clinton-era rule intact, turning aside mining industry petition
By Ben Geman - 10/01/12 10:57 AM ET

The Supreme Court won’t hear state, mining and oil industry challenges to regulations issued at the tail end of Bill Clinton’s presidency that are aimed at protecting wide swaths of national forest lands.

The justices on Monday said they would let stand an appellate decision upholding the so-called roadless rule, which prevents road construction and timber harvesting on 58.5 million acres of National Forest System lands.

The justices without comment turned back petitions from the state of Wyoming and the mining industry challenging the rule, which was finalized in January 2001. Groups including the American Petroleum Institute, which is the oil industry’s main trade group, had joined the effort to win Supreme Court review.

Eight other states had also urged review, according to Bloomberg.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/259443-high-court-leaves-clinton-era-conservation-rule-intact




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kpete Oct 2012 OP
ChairmanAgnostic Oct 2012 #1
livetohike Oct 2012 #2
Control-Z Oct 2012 #3
Faux pas Oct 2012 #4
leftyohiolib Oct 2012 #5
littlemissmartypants Oct 2012 #6
barnabas63 Oct 2012 #7
Kolesar Oct 2012 #8
valerief Oct 2012 #9
Flaxbee Oct 2012 #10
Scurrilous Oct 2012 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:08 PM

1. I am shocked.

but happy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:13 PM

2. Great news! I am shocked....

really expected this to go the way of the mining industry. Yay!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:14 PM

3. What a nice surprise!

Great news.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:14 PM

4. Score one for living things!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:16 PM

5. shocked i tell you i'm shocked - really - cute bears

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:17 PM

6. Thank you for this post.

This is great news and hopefully it will serve as an example for other countries that are facing the challenges of responsible resource mining.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:23 PM

7. 2 for 2 this morning!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 01:04 PM

8. Shock the cube rat!

President Clinton made some great "end of term" decisions. Glad this one got past the WMD-SCOTUS.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 01:25 PM

9. Cheney has to hunt somewhere and Scalia has to fish somewhere.

That's the only rationale I can see for their decision. It's not like they CARE about AMERICA or anything. They proved that with Bush v. Gore and Citizens United.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 01:42 PM

10. wow. some good environmental news!

thanks for posting!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 02:54 PM

11. Good news!

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