Obama Will Uphold Roadless Rule

In strong comments, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday that the Obama Administration will uphold the Clinton-era Roadless Rule. If the rule continues to be tied up in the courts, Vilsack further stated that his team would write a new rule to protect America's roadless forests. The Roadless Rule protected 58 million acres of US Forest Service land from new road construction. Click here for more details.