Politics & Government

May 28, 2009 3:11 PM

Road-building in national forests limited for one year

The one-year moratorium reinstates a Clinton-era ban on new road construction and development in remote national forests. It's designed to provide "clarity and consistency" on a number of disparate court rulings while the administration develops long-term management plans, said Chris Mather, a spokeswoman for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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