Reno Gazette Journal 8/20/2012
Excerpt: ” LAS VEGAS— A federal judge on Monday refused to grant a request by environmentalists to throw out a settlement agreement between the federal government and local officials in Elko County that would legitimize the existence of a controversial road in northern Nevada.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Roger L. Hunt means the 13-year-old case is likely to grind on for some time yet unless those involved reach a new agreement. Hunt encouraged all sides to do that.
He called the settlement being contested by two environmental groups “a good effort” and questioned whether closing the road — which the groups contend is the ideal option to protect a population of threatened bull trout — would be all that helpful for the fish. ….”