Mar 10, 2010 9:57 AM by Associated Pressa

Appeals court takes up ban on new roads in forests

A federal appeals court in Denver will hear oral arguments on a ban on building new roads in national forests.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is weighing a lawsuit filed by the state of Wyoming challenging the ban, known as the roadless rule.

The 2001 rule applies to at least 40 million acres of land in several states.

The California-based 9th Circuit upheld the ban in a separate case.


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