Friday, May 06, 2005

sigh... Bushies at work

I guess we should have known it was coming since it had already been suspended for five years. I wonder how much this has to do with the push for more oil drilling and exploration in Alaska and how much from the logging industry?
Bush Removes Logging Barrier

The Bush administration on Thursday overturned one of the most significant land conservation measures of the Clinton presidency: a ban on roads, logging and development on 58.5 million acres of national forests. The move could open large pristine areas to industry.
Though 38 states have some areas of national forests without roads, 97% of the land at issue is located in 12 Western states.

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