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Ask the Bush Administration to Keep the Roadless Rule

Thank you for taking the time to call the Bush administration about upholding the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. Below is a list of offices to call and an example of what to say.

Offices to Call

Ann Veneman
Secretary of Agriculture
(202) 720-3631

Chairman James Connaughton
White House Council on Environmental Quality
(202) 456-6224

Mark Rey
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources & Environment
(202) 720-7173

Dale Bosworth
Chief of the Forest Service
(202) 205-1661

Karl Rove
Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President
(202) 456-2369

What to say

Hi, my name is NAME, and Iím calling from CITY, STATE. Iím calling to urge the Bush administration to uphold the Roadless Rule. I urge the administration protect our national forests by keeping the Roadless Rule intact in the Lower 48 and reinstating the rule in Alaskaís Tongass Rainforest.


Tell us about your phone call. Please take a minute to email us about your phone call at [email protected]

Please include answers to the following questions in your email:

  • Did you get through to a person?
  • What did the office say?

What the Bush administration May Tell You

Many Heritage Forest Campaign members have informed us that the Bush administration is telling callers that they cannot do anything because of a ruling by a Wyoming judge last summer. It is true that Judge Brimmer of Wyoming issued an injunction for the roadless rule. However, the Bush administration failed to appeal this decision to the higher court and even filed a brief that supports prohibiting citizens from appealing the injunction.

Despite the administration's attempt to stop the conservation community, an appeal has been filed with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. For more information please see our analysis of the roadless rule legal challenges.

Thank you for taking the time to help protect our roadless forests.

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