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Friday, August 21, 2009

Light in the Forests

Posted by Michael Lanthier

New York Times Editorial talks about Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's speech held in Seattle last week and the importance to resolving the Roadless Rule.

Ostensibly to promote regulatory efficiency, but mainly to support logging, the Bush rules eliminated legally-mandated environmental reviews, weakened protections for wildlife and streams and restricted public input in decision-making. Mr. Vilsack has said he will restore those protections; conservationists should make sure he keeps that promise.

Discover the work Washington Wilderness has been doing to make sure Vilsack and President Obama uphold their promises to protect roadless areas and do your part in sending a note to Senator Maria Cantwell, a leader on roadless protections.

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