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Yosemite NP's plan to cut trees to reduce risk of big wildfires on hold after lawsuit filed

A controversial plan to expand logging in Yosemite National Park has been temporarily halted under a recent court order from a federal judge.

The National Park Service has sought to allow logging across nearly 2,000 acres of Yosemite. Federal authorities say the forest-thinning project would be aimed at removing dead trees that can provide fuel for wildfires.

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