People of the State of Cal. v. U.S. Dep't of Agriculture, No. 07-15613 - - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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People of the State of Cal. v. U.S. Dep't of Agriculture, No. 07-15613

In a challenge to a Forest Service rule repealing the nationwide protections of its Roadless Rule and inviting states to pursue varying rules for roadless area management, judgment for plaintiffs is affirmed where it was unreasonable for the Forest Service to assert that the environment, listed species, and their critical habitats would be unaffected by this regulatory change.

Read People of the State of Cal. v. U.S. Dep't of Agriculture, No. 07-15613

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted October 20, 2008

Filed August 5, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Beezer

Counsel

For Appellants:

Ronald J. Tenpas, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC

David C. Shilton, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC

For Appellees:

Claudia Polsky, California Department of Justice, Oakland, CA

Hardy Myers, Office of the Oregon Attorney General, Salem, OR