posted on Dec, 24 2003 @ 01:20 PM
Bush Administration Removes Protection for Tongass National Forest
Broad public opposition to increased logging and roadbuilding ignored.
Washington, DC-- In yet another after-hours environmental attack led by U.S. Undersecretary of Agriculture Mark Rey, a former timber lobbyist, the
Forest Service announced today a federal rule that will allow logging and roadbuilding in the roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest in
The Bush administration rule, announced the day before Christmas Eve, exempts the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.
This landmark conservation policy was designed to protect 58.5 million acres of pristine national forest land from logging and roadbuilding. Nine
million acres of the Tongass was protected under this roadless rule. The new rule exempting the Tongass announced today is the result of a sweetheart
deal to end a court challenge to the roadless rule brought by the State of Alaska.
George Bush is a mennace to this planet!!!
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[Edited on 24-12-2003 by energy_wave]