Trump administration makes it easier for industry to chop up our forests

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Forest Service is abandoning protections on federal land that help shield forests and their wildlife from activities like logging and overdevelopment. The Forest Service has proposed weakening one of our bedrock environmental laws, the National Environmental Policy Act, by allowing more “categorical exclusions” that permit proposed projects to bypass the NEPA review process. That’s particularly bad news, considering the carbon-storing power of forests is one of our most potent tools to fight climate change.

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