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Heritage Forests Campaign News Release

May 6, 2004

Members of Congress, Environmentalists to Call on Bush Administration to Keep Promise to Protect Roadless Forests

Administration fails to adequately respond

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Heritage Forests Campaign sent a clear message to Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and the Bush Administration on the three-year anniversary of her pledge to uphold the Roadless Rule – KEEP YOUR PROMISE.

HFC held events in key states to draw attention to reports that documented the damage that lifting the Roadless Rule would cause to our last wild forests. National partners in Washington, DC, also joined with Congressional champions on Capitol Hill to hold the Bush Administration accountable. While the events have been widely covered in the media, the Administration has yet to offer a substantive response.

The following link to statements

Sen. Cantwell addresses reporters

Rep. DeLauro addresses reporters

Rep. Inslee addresses reporters

Rep. Hinchey addresses reporters

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For additional information, contact Tony Iallonardo, at 202-887-8800.

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. To learn more, visit: ourforests.org

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