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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Agriculture Secretary Takes Charge of National Forest Roadless Areas

Agriculture Secretary Takes Charge of National Forest Roadless Areas

Date : 28th May 2009, Source : ENS



WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2009 (ENS) - Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today signed an interim directive taking upon himself the decisions over proposed timber cutting or road construction projects in more than 47 million acres of roadless areas on national forests in 38 states. The Roadless Area Conservation Rule protecting these inventoried areas was established by President Bill Clinton in 2001 just eight days before the end of his administration. But the Bush administration froze implementation of the rule and did not defend it against industry court challenges.

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/may2009/2009-05-28-093.asp





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