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Conservationists look to end old-growth logging

...the Center for Biological Diversity and the Audubon Society - signed on to two letters recently sent to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The letters call on Vilsack to reconsider the Big Thorne timber sale, which would allow over 6...
Ag. Secretary Vilsack Announces New Timber Plan for Tongass

A plan that could drastically change the timber industry in Southeast was announced today by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The plan outlines steps to be taken by the Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service...
Watergate's twisted legacy

...spending wildly in pursuit of small fry and relative trivia. One spent $20 million on a four-year probe of an agriculture secretary who allegedly took free sports tickets. Another spent two years probing a White House aide who may have snorted...
High court rejects challenge to roadless rule

...own regulations for the state's 4.2 million acres of roadless areas. Its regulations, approved by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in July, are less stringent, allowing more flexibility to allow for the thinning of forests to help...
Spending cuts shadow Obama meeting with tribes

...tribes provide their members. Tribes have been insisting the assistance should be exempt under existing laws.? Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak announced a new agreement among several federal agencies to coordinate on land management regulations...
Military leaders welcome House GOP budget bill system and financial regulation.The impact of the new cuts was proving slow to reach the broader public.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in separate testimony on Capitol Hill, acknowledged that it will be "several months" before meat...
Democrats, Republicans hold state conventions

...Republicans are hugely in agreement with the presidential agenda," said state party Chairman Randy Ruedrich. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman is scheduled to address the Republicans on Friday night with a speech entitled, "The Mission - Victory...
Public gets questions before road ban update

...vehicle groups say the policy is too restrictive. The Bush administration also considers the policy flawed and Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman in May promised to amend it, specifically to allow more local input. Veneman oversees the Forest...
Outside editorial: Bush plan hardly the road to forest progress advance President Bush's commitment to cooperatively conserving roadless areas on national forests," Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said at a news conference in Idaho on Monday. Let's review some facts. Fifty-one percent of...
Greenpeace blocks logging access

...Alaska, more than 2 million acres in Washington state and nearly 2 million acres in Oregon would be affected. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, whose department includes the U.S. Forest Service, will decide on the plan after a public comment...


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