"Obama Administration Extends Time-Out on Roadless Decision"

"Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today renewed for another year a policy giving himself sole power to approve logging or road projects on tens of millions of forested acres while the Obama administration decides how to handle the controversial Clinton-era roadless rule.

One year ago, Vilsack signed a directive saying no projects would proceed without his personal approval on nearly all of the areas covered by the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule. It included the option he invoked today to renew the interim policy for an additional year."

Noelle Straub reports for Greenwire May 28, 2010.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010