Feds Brake on Roadless Rules, Colorado Will Move Ahead

Publication: The Denver Post

Author: Mark Jaffe

05/28/2009 - The Ritter administration said it will move ahead with a plan for managing roadless areas in Colorado's national forests even as the Obama administration is calling for a year-long development moratorium.

On Thursday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that during the year, he will rule on any road-building, development and logging proposed for roadless national forests and will use the time to develop a long-range management plan.


Jane Danowitz, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. public- lands program, called the ruling the Obama administration's "first step in again making protection of roadless national forests a national policy issue."

Read the full article Feds Brake on Roadless Rules, Colorado Will Move Ahead on The Denver Post's Web site.

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