American Wilderness Under Relentless Threat

The Bush administration has suspended reviews of new wilderness areas. This
will leave millions of undeveloped acres vulnerable to oil and gas development
and off-road vehicle use, allowing public lands in the West to continue to be
degraded, and lose their eligibility for wilderness designation. And the
Republican dominated house continues petulantly to demand America's last
great wilderness be developed for a pittance of oil. Americans overwhelming
support wilderness protection. Who exactly does the Bush cabal represent?
Certainly fat cat oil tycoons; and not the majority of the country's people, nor
the needs of the Earth.

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