Colorado's Roadless Forest Plan to Get Fed Review

Publication: Associated Press

07/30/2008 - As a federal advisory panel starts reviewing Colorado's plan to manage about 4 million acres of roadless areas in national forests, calls are growing for the state to scuttle the proposal and stick with a Clinton-era policy that's tougher than the policies of both the state and the Bush administration.

State and U.S. Forest Service officials in Colorado traveled to Washington for an open house Tuesday and a hearing Wednesday before the Roadless Area Conservation National Advisory Committee.


A report released last week by the Pew Environmental Group says at least 97 natural gas leases approved in roadless areas while the Bush rule was in effect could go forward if Colorado adopts its own plan rather than apply the Clinton-era roadbuilding ban already in place.

Read the full Associated Press article Colorado's Roadless Forest Plan to Get Fed Review at the Forbes Web site.

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