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North Fork coal mining exception reinstated

The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources announces the release of the Colorado Roadless Rule Record of Decision and Final Rule. This action codifies an important piece of the compromise that the Forest Service, the state and Coloradans forged during the extensive process to develop the 2012 Colorado Roadless Rule.

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Mining exception is back on the table

The U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources are evaluating three alternatives for reinstating the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception as written in the 2012 Colorado Roadless Rule.

The Colorado Roadless Rule was finalized by the Forest Service in 2012 after seven years of collaboration with three governors and diverse stakeholders across Colorado.

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Roadless Rule release delayed

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) has contacted the offices of U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Tom Tidwell and Office of Management and the Budget (OMB) director Shaun Donovan to schedule a meeting in the wake of the announcement that the Forest Service will delay the release of the Colorado Roadless Rule Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) until the fall.

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Roadless comment period extended

The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service announced an 11-day comment period extension for the proposed reinstatement of the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception of the Colorado Roadless Rule.

The 45-day comment period, which began on Nov. 20, was scheduled to end on Jan. 4.

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