Thursday, August 13, 2009

Obama to uphold roadless rule


The Obama Administration's Justice Department recently filed an appeal indicating it will seek to defend Bill Clinton's 2001 roadless rule in the National Forests. Clinton had prohibited logging, mining and other industrial uses of the forests in his rule however Bush had sought to overturn these restrictions. After some uncertainty over whether Obama would follow in line with the roadless rule, environmentalists and others are satisfied with the administration's position. For more information see the AP article in the Oregonian.

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