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Road Building, Logging in National Forests

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Road Building, Logging in National Forests

Road Building, Logging in National Forests

Road Building, Logging in National Forests

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Host Bob Edwards talks with NPR's Elizabeth Arnold about a decision that could allow road building and logging in some national forests. The U.S. Forest Service intends to uphold a Clinton-era ban on road building in national forests. But governors in the lower 48 states will be able to apply for exemptions, and the Bush administration will grant an exemption to two huge forests in Alaska. In effect, the decision nullifies the rule without challenging it in court.