Tell President Obama to halt logging and other destruction in our wild national forests
In 2001, the Clinton administration adopted the Roadless Area Conservation Rule to prevent logging and road building in America’s 58 million acres of pristine national forests. The Bush administration persistently attacked the rule, however, exempting Alaska’s entire Tongass National Forest and attempting to weaken the rule nationwide.
During his campaign, President Obama said that he would be “proud to support and defend” the Roadless Rule, raising hope that the Tongass National Forest and wildlands across the country would again be safe. And in the past few months, the Obama administration has indeed taken initial steps toward full support of the Roadless Rule.
At the same time, however, destructive timber sales, in the works for years, are proceeding in the Tongass. Meanwhile, industry groups are trying to open up more of Colorado’s roadless lands to development.