A little over a week ago, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order denying Wyoming's petition for a rehearing en banc in the roadless rule case. This decision by the Court upheld its reversal of a decision by Judge Clarence Brimmer. Governor Matt Mead.
Friday, Mead's office issued a statement saying that Wyoming is preparing a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to hear the State's challenge of the roadless rule. Four Supreme Court Justices must agree to hear the case in order for it to proceed. The roadless rule limits activity on 3 million acres of National Forests in Wyoming.