Thursday, December 6, 2007

Appeals Court Blocks Bush Logging Rule

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked a Bush administration rule that allowed logging and burning projects in national forests without first analyzing their effects on the environment.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the U.S. Forest Service violated the National Environmental Policy Act when it issued the 2003 rule, which was billed as a way to reduce wildfires.

As part of the "Healthy Forests Initiative," the "hazardous fuels reduction" rule exempted logging projects up to 1,000 acres and prescribed forest burns up to 4,500 acres from environmental review.
Thank "God" Allah Vishnu and other cosmic dieties for those dastardly "activist" judges who have the guts to put the rule of law above the mandates of the Repignofascist Party.

Alot of trees in the United States will continue to pump out oxygen rather than corporate profits, thanks to this ruling.

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