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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Courts gone wild

Forest Service, bowing to court, embraces Scrooge


A federal court Judge ruled in favor of a "left coast" environmentalists group, Earth Island Institute v. Ruthenbeck, and is forcing the US Forest Service to suspend over 1,500 permits for activities ranging from fire prevention to Boy Scout meetings and also is threatening to delay cutting of the Capitol's Christmas tree until after the new year. This left coast judge from the Eastern District Court of California ruled in July against a project to remove charred and damaged trees, which could kindle a future fire, in the Sequoia National Forest. So much for preventative maintence and public safty. The court also ruled that the decision applies nationwide, rather than just in California. Just what we need more left leaning legislation. Read the article

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