Tag: national forests
The new rule will "authorize logging and other activities without following NEPA’s public notification and environmental review requirements."
The roughly 9 million acres that the administration wants to open up now have been protected since the 2001 by the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, or Roadless Rule.
The new rule would allow drilling without public review or environmental reviews that would analyze the impact of industrial actions.
"Instead of weakening protections, Trump should clean up the mess the mining industry has already left behind in our forests."