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Heritage Forests Campaign News Release

October 30, 2003

The Real Chainsaw Massacre

Based entirely on a true story

Which forests will survive and what will be left of them?

If you are looking for a classic tale of terror this Halloween, skip the lines at Blockbuster and check out the Bush administrationís real chainsaw massacre. Now showing in National Journalís Congress Daily AM, this slasher tale is so chilling you only wish it was an urban legend.

Brought to you by the timber industry, this is the true story of the Bush administrationís efforts to rip and slash its way through every inch of our national forests.

The roadless rule protects 60 million acres of pristine forests in 39 states including nine million acres in Alaskaís Tongass National Forest. These areas provide clean drinking water to millions of Americans; a haven for bears, salmon and other wildlife; and endless recreational opportunities. The rule is supported by more than two million Americans.

But the Bush Administration wants to cut the roadless rule to shreds. It has proposed exempting the entire state of Alaska from the rule. With political cover from adverse court decisions, theyíve announced their intention to rewrite the entire rule.

Be afraid...be very afraid. Coming soon to a national forest near you.

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Contact: Tony Iallonardo, NET
(202) 887-8855

The Heritage Forests Campaign is an alliance of conservationists, wildlife advocates, clergy, educators, scientists, and other Americans who are working together to uphold protection of our National Forests.

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