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White House Overhauls U.S. Forest Rules

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White House Overhauls U.S. Forest Rules

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White House Overhauls U.S. Forest Rules

White House Overhauls U.S. Forest Rules

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Sweeping new guidelines from the Bush administration give U.S. forest managers more leeway to approve commercial development without lengthy environmental review. Critics say that leaves public lands open to exploitation. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and Felicity Barringer of The New York Times.