October 2007
Wilderness;2007, p4
The article informs about the achievements of the Wilderness Society over the past year in the U.S. It played a leading role in the creation of wilderness areas in four states, California, Nevada, Vermont and New Hampshire, permanently protecting 910,000 acres. It was successful in fending off the U.S. Congress's attempts to authorize oil drilling on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain. A federal judge rejected the U.S. President George W. Bush administration's rewrite of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule and reinstated the original version, protecting 49 million roadless acres in its nationals. It also protected 9 million roadless acres in Alaska's Tongass National Forest through a court settlement.


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