Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman Continues Successfully Defending Colorado’s Interests in Managing Public Lands
DENVER -- Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announces the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Colorado Roadless Rule in a case in which Attorney General Coffman represented the State of Colorado as a friend of the court. The Rule was the result of a six-year cooperative rulemaking process between the United States Forest Service and the State of Colorado. The result was a rule that protects over 4 million acres of pristine “roadless” areas and provides heightened protection for over a million acres of land for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado. At the same time, the Rule respects existing ski area development plans, protects water supply infrastructure, and allows the State to engage in responsible land stewardship to mitigate the risk of wildfires in mountain communities.