125 Scientists Oppose Bush's Forests Plan

From Times Wire Reports


More than 125 scientists, including chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall and biologist Edward O. Wilson, have a signed a letter opposing the Bush administration's plan to reverse a Clinton-era ban on road building and logging in 58 million acres of remote national forests.

And in a separate letter, more than 110 economists, including Nobel laureate Kenneth Arrow, also opposed the plan, which would require governors to petition the federal government to block road building in about a third of national forests where it is now prohibited.

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