Thursday, March 3, 2011
Earth Justice and Roadless Now
The environmental law firm Earth Justice has a campaign going on now called Roadless Now. According to their website, "There are nearly sixty million acres of wild national forest lands that were protected under the 2001 Roadless Rule. Now many of these areas stand unprotected and could be vulnerable to logging and road building." New development in these intact forests would harm water supplies for nearby cities and towns, fragment the habitat of local species (one of the causes of species extinctions) and ruin some pristine forests. As a senator, President Obama co-sponsored the National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act. We should get him to fulfill his promise and protect these forests for good.
The above photo is a stunning roadless region called Ice Lake Basin, in Colorado. See this and many more roadless places in a slideshow on the Earth Justice site.