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April 21, 2011 | Blog Post

Bakersfield Paper Goes After McCarthy

Last week we wrote about an effort by three Republican members of the House of Representatives to repeal the Roadless Area Conservation Rule that protects nearly 60 million acres of unspoiled lands on the national forests and to deny the Bureau of Land Management's authority to declare its unspoiled areas "wilderness study areas" and protect them until Congress can decide whether to give them permanent protection.

April 12, 2011 | Blog Post

Republicans Mount A New Assault On Wild Lands

Three mad hatters--Steve Pearce (R-NM), Rob Bishop (R-UT), and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) are gathering--or trying to gather--cosponsors for what they're callling the Wilderness & Roadless Area Release Act, a law that would open national forest roadless areas and Bureau of Land Management wilderness study areas to development. This would put a bit more than 70 million of wild lands at risk.

March 10, 2011 | Blog Post

Roadless Rule Reinstated on the Tongass National Forest

The Roadless Area Conservation Rule, adopted at the end of the Clinton administration, banned most logging and road-building on the last 58.5 million unspoiled and unprotected acres on the national forests. It was immediately challenged by states, timber companies and other interests in nine lawsuits, one of which is still awaiting final resolution.

January 24, 2011 | Blog Post

Mark Rey, Green Lobbyist?

Thanks to an email from my old friend George Alderson, I nearly dropped my teeth the other day.

June 25, 2010 | Feature

Why Protect Roadless Areas?

The almost 60 million acres of large roadless areas in our national forests are an American treasure.

May 24, 2010 | Feature

Giant Steps Needed To Permanently Protect Roadless Areas

On May 28, 2009, the Obama administration took a good first step towards protecting our national forests from logging and road building, but President Obama will need seven-league boots to complete the job -- and make good on his pledge to protect roadless areas.

April 1, 2010 | Blog Post

Salmon in the Trees

New book explores the ecology of the Tongass National Forest

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