Fundamental Shifts In Environmental Policy

Environmentalists are aghast at recent changes in national environmental policy.
May 29, 2003, 4am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"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

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Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in USA Today
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