The details on Colorado’s roadless rules continues to be worked and is close to completion. Lawmakers and environment groups have been hashing out their views for the past 7 years on these rules. Right now, one of the main concerns for the environmentalists are the final set of rules that covers 4.2 million acres of the state. The semi final rules were released earlier this month and offer different levels of protection for different areas. How ever the environment groups feel the rules do not go far enough even it appears to look like a compromise. They would like to see a return to the 2001 rule which imposed more restrictions. Meanwhile, the Colorado Mining Assoc. has filed an appeal of that same 2001 roadless rule with the U.S. Supreme Court. The appeal is currently pending.