Judge reverses USNPS plan opening parts of Big Cypress NPres to ORV use
A federal judge has ruled that the National Park Service acted without sound reasoning in 2007 when it reopened more than 22 miles of off-road vehicle trails in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida and ordered that the routes be closed before month's end.
"Simply stated, NPS’s decision to convert 1.58 miles of primary trail to secondary trail, to re-open 15.21 miles of primary trail, and 7.49 miles of secondary trails was arbitrary and capricious," U.S. District Judge John E. Steele said in his 80-page ruling (attached below) issued Tuesday.
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