Organized Village of Kake v. United States Department of Agriculture

ELR Citation: 45 ELR 20145
No(s). 11-35517 (9th Cir. Jul 29, 2015)

The Ninth Circuit reinstated application of the roadless rule to the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, holding that USDA violated the APA when it exempted the Forest from the rule. When USDA issued the roadless rule in 2001, it refused to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the rule, which bans...