Re: Tellico update
We did agree to dismiss the lawsuit without prejudice. Basically, that means we can bring it back later if they still don't make good decisions. The lawsuit was meant to either 1) get the trails reopened (which it didn't) or 2) force the FS to do as the law says and to go through a real process to determine what will and won't work there. Finally, they stepped up to the plate and we are expecting a document out in the next few weeks.
Once they release the Environmental Assessment (EA) we will have 30 days to comment. And when we say comment, we need REAL comments. Things that are substantive and that make sense. Letters that say "I like it at Tellico, please don't close it" won't help us. So keep that in mind when you comment on the EA.
Also, we are currently working on a few things to help our case. They cost MONEY...and lots of it. So if you are willing to help and can, please consider donating to Rescue Tellico. We just committed to spending about $30K on some work and we sure could use some help paying for it and for the lawyers.
I guess my point is that we are not giving up. Please go wheel Tellico...it's still a lot of fun and we need for people to get out there and show support.
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