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Conservation IssuesRoadless Rule in Jeopardy
Pat Sziber

Roadless Rule in Jeopardy
Pat Sziber

The U.S. Congress has until May 12 to offer a Joint Resolution of Disapproval that could overturn the Roadless Area Conservation Policy-the regulatory ruling that protects 58.5 million acres of undisturbed national forest land across the U.S. from road building and commercial logging. Rule opponents may use the previously untested Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act to do so, making it the most immediate threat to roadless protection. All they need to overturn the rule is a majority vote in both the House and the Senate. At risk are our pristine forests across the country, from Alaska, to Idaho, to Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania-39 states in all.

What you can do: Contact both our Senators and your U.S. Representative and urge them to oppose efforts to overturn the Roadless Area Conservation Policy. Encourage your friends to contact them, too.

For more information on the Roadless Areas search on these sites:

http://www.nrdc.org/Natural Resources Defense Council
http://www.savearcticrefuge.orgDefenders of Wildlife
http://www.alaskawild.orgAlaska Wilderness League
http://thomas.loc.gov/To track Senate and House bills and check for co-sponsors

Contact your legislators:


  • Write to Senators Robert Torricelli and Jon Corzine at U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20515.
  • Write to your Congressman at U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20510.



Don't know who your representative is?

Look them up at: http://www.house.gov/writerep



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