Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The legal battle over the Roadless Rule will continue.
That was disclosed by Regional Forester Beth Pendleton of the Alaska Region of the U. S. Forest Service on Action Line Thursday.
When asked about the recent ruling by the District Court in Washington, D. C. upholding the roadless rule Pendleton said the State of Alaska has appealed to the D. C. District Court of Appeals. "That's where things stand right, now," she said.
Depending on the ruling from the appeals court, the state could appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court.
Pendleton said there have been a number court challenges to the Roadless Rule. She pointed out that the federal government has prevailed in all of those cases.There are also machinations in Congress by Alaska Senior U. S. Senator Lisa Murkowski to exempt Alaska from the roadless rule.