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02/02/2011 11:51 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado's Roadless Rule Challenged By Conservation Group

A prominent conservation group Tuesday simultaneously praised a U.S. district court ruling upholding Idaho's roadless rule and looked ahead to anticipated revisions of Colorado's rule, which it says falls short in protecting millions of acres of public lands from road-building projects.

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), a coalition of sportsmen's groups, lauded a U.S. 9th District Court decision upholding the Idaho roadless rule, which governs the administration of more than 9.3 million acres of roadless public lands in that state.

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