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February 12, 2016

Ted Hadzi-Antich's oral argument: Friends of Tahoe v. U.S.D.A.

On Monday of this week, I presented at oral argument at the 9th Circuit in our challenge to the Forest Service’s closure of over 90% of the historical user-created motorized routes in Tahoe National Forest.  The Forest Service closed the routes without complying with the requirements for alternatives analysis, which is the heart of the env ...

February 01, 2016

Ted Hadzi-Antich's upcoming oral argument: Don't lock us out of Tahoe National Forest

On Monday, February 8, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., Pacific, I’ll be presenting at oral argument before the 9th Circuit in support of our challenge to the closure of over 90% of the user-created motorized travel routes in Tahoe National Forest.  The argument will be held in Courtroom 2, on the 3rd floor of the James R. ...

May 16, 2014

U.S. Forest Service says man and nature cannot peacefully coexist

The U. S. Forest Service summarily closed 90% of the lawful, user-created motorized routes in Tahoe National Forest, thereby constructing a virtual roadblock to keep all but the most able-bodied away from the forest’s aesthetic and recreational opportunities.  By its decision  denying access, the Forest Service showed its true colors ...

February 11, 2014

Don't keep us out of the environment

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was intended to protect the human environment, not to keep humans out of the environment.  Yet that is exactly how the United States Forest Service is using NEPA – to keep people away from forests.  The Service is closing forest access to those among us who are unable to hike countless  ...

May 16, 2013

Is the environment made for humans or vice versa?

Today PLF filed a motion for summary judgment in federal district court to reverse the government’s decision to prohibit motorized travel on hundreds of miles of roads and trails in Tahoe National Forest. Historically, these routes were available to individuals who wanted to experience the natural pleasures afforded by the forest. In a misgui ...

July 17, 2012

U.S. Forest Service closes vast portion of Tahoe Nat'l Forest to public; PLF fights back

On September 21, 2010, the United States Forest Service released this letter to the American public, announcing the completion of Tahoe National Forest Motorized Travel Management Project and the implementation of the Forest Service’s 2005 Travel Management Rule. According to the Forest Service’s letter, the agency’s implementatio ...