Critics Say Forest Planning Rule Goes Against Obama Pledge to Let Science Be the Guide

Publication: Associated Press

Author: Jeff Barnard


05/16/2011 - The Obama administration's proposed new rules for protecting clean water and wildlife on the United States' nearly 200 million acres of national forests goes against the president's pledge to let science be the guide, conservation groups and two former Clinton administration officials said Monday.

The administration made a "clear commitment" to make conservation policy based on sound science when it took office, said Jane Danowitz of the Pew Environment Group.

"One of the things we are asking for today is simple: Use science to set clear standards," Danowitz said. "Make sure water and wildlife are protected for generations to come."

Read the full article Critics Say Forest Planning Rule Goes Against Obama Pledge to Let Science Be the Guide from the Associated Press on The Morning Call's Web site.

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