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The Latest On: Forests

August 19, 2009 | Article

Roadless Rising

Obama and the courts back roadless areas. Mostly.

July 8, 2009 | Article

Gentle Persuasion

As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to "uphold and defend" the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which set out to protect nearly 60 million acres of pristine national forest lands across the country. Not long ago, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who has responsibility for the Forest Service among many things, announced that he will personally review any projects proposed in roadless areas. This move was labelled a year-long "time out" for road building and logging by some in the media, but in fact, there's no guarantee.

June 26, 2009 | Article

Bedfellows

The Alabama-based environmental law firm Wildlaw has just announced the hiring of Mark Rey as a part-time lobbyist to work on national forest restoration projects in the Southeast and to help with land acquisition efforts.

June 16, 2009 | Article

Tongass Roads

America's special rainforest remains in a state of regulatory limbo

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