New roads could bring pollution to Yellowstone

时间:2017-10-08 07:00:05166网络整理admin

SOME of the US’s pristine forests could soon be criss-crossed with roads for logging and mining as the federal government once again relaxes conservation rules – this time in Idaho. US national parks are still protected, but at threat are so-called “roadless” areas of national forests. These cover more than 230,000 square kilometres – an area nearly as large as the UK. Bill Clinton banned virtually all development in these areas just before leaving office in January 2001. The Bush administration scrapped this policy in 2005, working out rules on a state-by-state basis instead. On 16 October,