June 20, 2009

A STRATEGY WOULD REQUIRE THOUGHT...:

Environmentalists baffled by Obama's strategy: The administration is defending in court environmental measures that the president once vowed to roll back. Officials say they have a plan, but some fear backpedaling. (Jim Tankersley, June 19, 2009, LA Times)

As a candidate for president, Barack Obama wooed environmentalists with a promise to "support and defend" pristine national forest land from road building and other development that had been pushed by the Bush administration.

But five months into Obama's presidency, the new administration is actively opposing those protections on some 60 million acres of federal woodlands in a case being considered by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The roadless issue is one of several instances of the administration defending in court environmental policies that it once vowed to end.

Its position has been a disappointment to environmentalists who had hoped for decisive action in rolling back Bush-era policies.


...he's all tactics.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 20, 2009 6:30 AM
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