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Forests

The Latest On: Forests

December 10, 2009 | Article

Unearthed This Week

Copenhagen, the Chukchi Sea, Clean Air, Trees

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.

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