BLM rolls back enviromnental review

Wilkinson, Brett
February 2006
High Country News;2/20/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p6
The article presents The Bureau of Land Management environmental review. Proposals are underway for adding 11 new categorical exclusions to the existing policies. The designations are for projects found to have no significant environmental impact. The Forest Service has proposed exemptions for oil and gas projects. The new exclusions could approve salvage logging projects, grant or renew grazing permits, and allow energy exploration. Environmental groups say these proposals could affect more than 235 million acres of public land.


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