U-Turn On 'Roadless' Policy

Bush administration announces it will reverse one of the "most sweeping land preservation measures in decades".
July 13, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The Bush administration said yesterday it plans to overturn a Clinton-era rule that made nearly 60 million acres of national forest off-limits to road-building and logging, setting aside one of the most sweeping land preservation measures in decades...

Environmentalists were quick to decry the proposal, which will be subject to public comment for the next 60 days...

Timber organizations hailed yesterday's announcement, saying the Clinton administration had excluded them from the process when it drafted the rule."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 in The Washington Post
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