The Bush administration has proposed eliminating the most fundamental rule that protects wildlife in our national forests. Rolling back this rule would open up more than 190 million acres of our public lands, including old growth forests, roadless areas, and sensitive wildlife habitats, to big corporations. The result would be more logging, more loss of wildlands, and more species becoming threatened or endangered.
And while we’re on the subject of killing off all things natural…The Bush administration has decided that a controversial fishing method involving encircling pods of dolphins with mile long nets to catch tuna has “no significant adverse impact” on the dolphins. Conservation groups say the determination, which will allow tuna from Mexico to be sold in the U.S. under a “dolphin safe” label, could spell disaster for imperiled dolphin populations.