U.S. Forest Service New Roadless Rule Proposal

Apr 14th @ 5:19 pm in News by Scott Staley

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GRAND JUNCTION  -  Accommodations for coal mining in the North Fork Valley are a point of contention in a newly proposed U.S. Forest Service  roadless  rule for Colorado.  The Daily Sentinel writes that a proposal that was released today and open for a 90 day public comment period is designed to protect about 4.2 million roadless acres in the state.  It also allows for some exemptions including temporary road-building on 20 thousand acres in the North Fork Valley to install methane vents associated with underground coal mining.  The provision would also allow for expansion of existing mining operations…
Source: Daily Sentinel