Timber Clearing Project Halted

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(KSL News) -- A timber clearing project in the Fishlake National Forest has been halted.

The Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the U-S Forest Service failed to adequately study the environmental effects before starting the project.

The Utah Environmental Congress filed the lawsuit after the Forest Service announced they would thin the population of Aspen and Spruce trees on 220 acres of the forest -- to reduce the risk of beetle infestation.

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