This afternoon Rep. Jay Inslee (WA-01) released the following statement regarding the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision reinstating the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule ("Roadless Rule"), which prevents logging and the construction of new roads in national forests and grasslands:
"This decision affirms that the Roadless Rule is the law of the land." said Rep. Inslee. "For years, the public has voiced its overwhelming support for the Roadless Rule. Now, the court has settled the debate and 49 million acres of public lands will be protected. This decision confirms our efforts in Congress to permanently protect pristine roadlesss areas, preserving our natural legacy for generations to come."