Just As I Thought

The Environmental President

The Bush administration said yesterday it plans to overturn a Clinton-era rule that made nearly 60 million acres of national forest off-limits to road-building and logging, setting aside one of the most sweeping land preservation measures in decades.

Yes, this rule has spawned lawsuit after lawsuit — and lawyers are seemingly the only businessmen that the Bush administration is not interested in making richer — but just remember this story the next time President Bush campaigns on his environmental record. It’s worth noting that restricting roads and logging on land doesn’t mean it can’t be used for other activities such as hunting, fishing, and recreation. Just get out of your Cadillac Escalade and walk, you fat ass.

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