Is this a move away from Obama’s previous commitment to the Clinton Roadless Rule ?
In May, the Obama administration announced its intention to give Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack top level oversight over incursions into roadless areas. The move was said to be Obama’s re-commitment to the Clinton Roadless Rule.
Now it appears the administration is backing away from that directive, if only a little.
This month, the Agriculture Department returned to the Forest Service the authority to undertake certain projects in roadless forests without the secretary’s approval.