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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 Alaska.

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.

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[Edited on 24-12-2003 by energy_wave]

posted on Dec, 24 2003 @ 01:22 PM
It's just completely outrageous that this can be allowed to happen. You all see how Bush and his cronies are helping to # this planet up. I love trees. I hate Bushes.

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