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Judge reinstates rule banning roads in national forests.

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"Judge reinstates rule banning roads in national forests."


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A federal judge has restored the “Roadless Rule,” a ban on road construction in nearly one-third of national forests (58.5 million acres in 38 states and Puerto Rico). President Bush overturned the rule, established by President Clinton, in favor of much looser policy of requiring state governors to petition for federal forest protection.

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