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Federal Forests Reopened to Road Construction

The U.S. Forest Service cancels a Clinton administration policy that banned road building in nearly 60 million acres of national forests. The agency also sets out a new policy that will give governors a say in what happens in these areas.

Critics say they will fight the change, which they say opens pristine wilderness to commercial interests.

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Elizabeth Shogren is an NPR News Science Desk correspondent focused on covering environment and energy issues and news.
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