For over three years, the Bush administration has been undermining the
Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which protects 58.5 million acres of
wild forests around America, 4.4 million acres here in California.
To ensure our forests continue to provide clean drinking water, habitat
for wildlife and endless opportunities for recreation and solitude we
must convince Gov. Schwarzenegger to fight for 100 percent protection of
California's last wild forests. Follow the link below to e-mail the
governor, and then ask your friends and family to do the same.
To take action follow this link or paste it into your Web browser.
Enacted in January 2001, the Roadless Rule protects the last third of
America's national forests while allowing new road construction in order
to fight fires, ensure public safety, and allow brush clearing to
protect forest health. The Roadless Rule ensures that forests will continue
to provide clean drinking water, habitat for wildlife and endless
opportunities for recreation and solitude.
On July 12, 2004 the Bush administration announced its proposal to
repeal the Roadless rule and replace it with a process that allows
governors to petition for more or less protection for roadless areas in their
The Bush administration scheduled a 60-day comment period on their
plan. During the comment period, the administration received more than 1.4
million comments in opposition to its proposal. About a dozen governors
spoke out in opposition to the proposal, as did many members of
Despite the public support, President Bush repealed the Roadless Rule
in May 2005. Since then Gov. Schwarzenegger has made several public
promises to protect 100 percent of our wild forests in California. Time is
running out for him to fulfill this promise.
Help spur the governor to action. Ask him to protect our last
remaining wild forests. Follow the link below or paste it into your web
Environment California Legislative Director
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