House to Vote on Bush Forest Plan

The House will vote on legislation that aims to reduce the risk of wildfire. Supporters say President Bush's "Healthy Forests Initiative" will make it easier for crews to treat millions of acres of public lands susceptible to wildfire. But environmentalists argue it will endanger vulnerable land and will provide more help to the timber industry than to communities at risk. Hear NPR's Elizabeth Arnold.



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