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President Bush to let roadless rule stand

...Tongass National Forest. "Our intention is ... to let the interim directive expire," Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey said Wednesday. Environmentalists said the decision strengthens the rule put in place during the Clinton administration's...
Deal may open up land to logging

...settlement calls for a proposed temporary regulation to exempt the Tongass from the roadless rule, Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey said Monday from Washington, D.C. The agency will take public comment on the proposal, and will decide whether to...
Flawed forest policy on these deals. Despite the glutted state of the timber market, the Forest Service continues to plan more sales. Mark Rey, U.S. undersecretary of Agriculture, recently announced he would lift important restrictions on logging and associated...
Tongass enemies put heads together to resolve conflicts

...progress is being watched from the highest levels of the U.S. Forest Service. The agency chief, Dale Bosworth, and Mark Rey, Department of Agriculture undersecretary for natural resources and the environment, both attended the first meeting...
Sen. Lisa Murkowski holds economic forum in Juneau

...Robert Zuanich of the United Fishermen of Alaska; George Woodbury, executive director of the Alaska Forest Association; Mark Rey, Undersecretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment; Steve Borell, executive director of the Alaska...
Land sales off the table

...she said. On Aug. 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary of Natural Resources and the Environment Mark Rey sent a letter backing off the land sales - at least for a year - to three U.S. congressmen who had fought the Bush...
My Turn: Taxpayer-subsidized logging is poor forest management

...Taxpayers can expect to lose $150 million dollars or more during this five-year period. With timber industry lobbyist Mark Rey as the new undersecretary of Agriculture and Steve "never saw a road he didn't like" Brink as Region 10 interim regional...
300,000 acres in Tongass to open to logging

...administration agreed to exempt the Tongass and Chugach national forests from its planned revisions to the roadless rule. Mark Rey, the Agriculture Department's undersecretary in charge of forest policy, said 95 percent of the roadless areas in...
Juneau Empire Story Archive to struggling Southeast Alaska timber towns. ``There are local processors who will pay for those trees,'' said Mark Rey, Murkowski's senior forestry adviser on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. ``There are people who...
Senate OKs extension of timber payments

...federal government contributes its fair share to Alaska communities for the lands it owns.." Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey, who directs U.S. forest policy, praised the Senate action but said the Bush administration had some significant...


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