Eco-Rage Of The Week

SCORCHED EARTH He made himself an easy target for environmentalists by going soft on CO2 and arsenic, but President Bush has become a savvier woodsman. Last week the President faked left and installed Clinton-era regulations preventing road building and logging on about 60 million acres of national forest. The catch: he will give local authorities the power to bend these rules on a case-by-case basis, effectively negating the rules before putting them in place. Most of the land in question is in the West, including Alaska's Tongass, which has the most pending permits for logging.

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