‘obama to restore wilderness rules for public lands’

NPR: The Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday.

The agency will replace the 2003 policy adopted under former Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Salazar said. That policy — derided by some as the “No More Wilderness” policy — stated that new areas could not be recommended for wilderness protection by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and opened millions of acres in the Rocky Mountain region to potential commercial development.

That policy “frankly never should have happened and was wrong in the first place,” Salazar said Thursday.

Environmental activists have been pushing for the Obama administration to restore protections for potential wilderness areas.

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4 Responses to “‘obama to restore wilderness rules for public lands’”

  1. 1 Hachikō
    December 24, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Wait, didn’t the frustrati tell us Obama was just like Bush? Didn’t they say Salazar was one of his worst appointments? I get so confused.

  2. 2 majii
    December 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    The frustrati behave as if they’re members of the president’s cabinet and staff. They’re so full of themselves. I’ve heard the joke about Cheney having been Bush’s brain, and I think the frustrati think they’re Obama’s brain. LOL Almost every time they’ve opened their mouths, they’ve been wrong, Hachikō. Not one of them can match the brain power of President Barack Hussein Obama, or his compassion, thoughtfulness, generosity, selflessness, perseverance, work ethic, willingness to see the good in even the most difficult people to get along with, etc. They’re clearly outclassed by PBO in every way, but psst! don’t tell them that.

  3. 4 Joy (Barbados)
    December 25, 2010 at 10:26 am

    A Merry Christmas to you Chipsticks. Hope you have a wonderful day. Found this video on my next favourite site, Mrs-O.org.

    It is the President’s weekly address:

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