WPR News
9:45 pm
Thu May 5, 2005

Governor and Senator Disagree Over Roadless Rule

Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming's Governor and Senior Senator disagree over the effects of the new Roadless Rule released by the forest Service. Governors now have 18 months to propose changes to the Bush adminstrations adjustments of the Clinton era roadless rules. But Governor Dave Freudenthal thinks the offer does not amount to much, because the forest service can simply reject state input. He says the Forest Service maintains all the power.
Environmentalists believe the move will remove important protections, but U-S Senator Craig Thomas welcomes the Bush plan. He says it restores input to states and citizens.