Fundamental Shifts In Environmental Policy
"Norton's action, which she took April 11 in quietly settling a lawsuit and in letters to Republican lawmakers, is the latest move the Bush administration has made to open public land to energy development, mining, logging and motor vehicles. In earlier directives, Norton and her department invited local and state officials in the West to claim thousands of road rights of way across federal lands. That policy shift could open even more pristine areas possibly even national parks and wildlife refuges to traffic and development."
Thanks to Laura Kranz