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2010-04-14 12:36:00

Ad calls on administration to keep promise on national roadless rule WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A week after the Obama administration issued a statement in support of a State of Colorado proposal to open areas within 4.4 million acres of roadless national forest to new coal mining and oil and gas development, more than 500 scientists from across the country are calling on the Obama administration to stand behind the national roadless rule, which would preclude this...

2009-10-22 09:28:00

Ad asks for rainforest's protection under national roadless rule WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group and 10 other conservation organizations called on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today to stop two controversial timber sales in roadless areas of Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest, one of the last intact temperate rainforests in the world. The groups asked Vilsack to honor President Barack Obama's commitment to uphold the 2001 Roadless...

2009-10-01 17:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Danowitz, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. public lands program, today issued the following statement regarding the 200,000 messages that will be sent to Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and the Obama administration calling for the national forest roadless areas in the state to receive the same protection as provided by the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation rule. "Colorado's roadless plan sells its national forests and the...

2009-08-14 16:49:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Danowitz, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. public lands program, today issued the following statement on Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's support for a national forest roadless policy and the Obama administration's decision to join environmentalists in an appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals of a 2008 Wyoming federal district court ruling that struck down the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule. "We are...

2009-05-28 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Danowitz, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. public lands program, today issued the following statement on the Obama administration's announcement of a "time out" on new activity in undeveloped national forests protected by the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule, including Alaska's Tongass National Forest. Currently, the policy's legal status is uncertain due to legal challenges and efforts by the Bush administration to replace...

2008-11-10 21:00:07

Conservation groups say proposed rules for governing Colorado's eight national forests expose too much land to roads and development. The proposed rule would open at least 300,000 acres to roads for utility lines, oil and natural gas development, coal mining, tree harvesting and ski resorts, The Denver Post reported Monday. "The risk is turning back country into front country," said Chris Hunt, a spokesman for Trout Unlimited, noting his group's analysis found 75 of the 79 areas in...

2008-09-29 12:00:23

Roadless areas in the White Mountain National Forest are supposed to be absent of roads and full of trees. But the U.S. Forest Service has two roadless areas on the chopping block for new roads and clear cutting. The two projects in Jackson and Warren are home to 100-year-old trees and wildlife. These roadless areas are outstanding examples of the natural beauty of New Hampshire, and the public has repeatedly and overwhelmingly demonstrated support for their protection. Some say the North...

2008-08-30 12:00:28

By Associated Press BOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Forest Service is closer to finalizing a proposed rule for managing more than 9.3 million acres of roadless backcountry in Idaho. The agency released Friday a final environmental impact statement on the plan that will decide how Idaho's roadless areas and other untouched lands will be managed, preserved or opened to logging and other uses. Brad Gilbert, the Forest Service's team leader on the Idaho roadless plan, says he expects the final...

2008-08-17 21:00:27

By Bonnie Erbe Scripps Howard News Service The Bush administration is almost history. The environmentalists among us were on the verge of conjuring mental images of the administration heading off into the environmental netherworld. As close as they are to losing power and authority, the president's anti-environment minions at the Interior Department felt compelled to pull yet one more harmful stunt. This time, on the way out the door to richly merited oblivion, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...


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