U.S. Roadless Forest Assault Continues
The latest development in America's roadless forest catastrophe (search) has unfolded, as the Bush administration moves ahead with turning the fate of America's last large forest wildernesses over to states and ultimately industry cronies. It is reported that three Eastern states' petitions to continue protecting their roadless forests have been granted, in a predude to old-growth forest logging handouts in the West. Already in Oregon the Bush Forest Service continues with plans to log roadless forests that burned (more) a few years ago but are regenerating nicely and remain a large roadless wilderness, despite the state's Governor asking that logging of roadless forests end. Which is it Mr. Bush? Can states determine the fate of their forest heritage or will your government do so (as long as more logging is the guaranteed outcome).