Don't Let the U.S. Forest Service Weaken National Forest Protections
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Don't Let the U.S. Forest Service Weaken National Forest Protections

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      Earthjustice

For nearly 30 years, some of the most prized and important waters and wildlife habitats have been protected by a federal rule that directs the management of our National Forests. But all of that could change with a proposed rule change that would leave wildlife and waters in peril.

Tell the Obama Administration and the Forest Service to strengthen – not weaken -- this rule so that it guarantees protections for our National Forests.

In the United States, there are 155 National Forests, covering more than 190 million acres. National forest lands are the single largest source of drinking water in the nation, providing fresh water to some 124 million people. In addition to giving many of us the water we drink, our forests also are cherished grounds of our nation's outdoor legacy. 

Millions of Americans visit our National Forests each year to enjoy world-class hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and recreation activities, and many millions more rely on them for safe drinking water. Don't let the Administration give up these precious resources by weakening the federal regulations.

Let the Administration and Forest Service know that we won't stand by as federal rules damage our National Forests.

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      A federal regulation that will shape the future of the U.S. National Forest system, which includes 155 national forests spread over 193-million acres of across the country, will close for public comment this Friday, May 16th. Without major revisions...

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    • B. Panacea BERKELEY, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to your reply.

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    • deadra ullman WILLIAMSBURG, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      It would be short-sighted to let laws protecting National Forests, water, animals and other environmental areas become weakened. The damage will show up later when it can't be undone. Please protect them now.

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    • Pamela Check CHICO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Our forests and waterways are our best resources. Don't screw them up.

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    • Bonnie Breckenridge SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      National Forests belong to the people of the United States, not to oil and gas or energy corporations. It is the people's will that these lands are protected and remain pristine.

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    • Deb Brown RALEIGH, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      "Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals."

      --Milan Kundera

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