In today's paper, regarding 155 national forests:
"The Bush administration issued comprehensive new rules Wednesday for managing the national forests, granting more discretion for approving logging and other commercial projects without lengthy environmental reviews.------------
The government will no longer require that its managers prepare an environmental impact analysis with each forest's management plan, or use numerical counts to ensure there are 'viable populations' of fish and wildlife.
The president of Defenders of Wildlife put it this way, "The president's forest regulations are an early Christmas gift to the timber industry masquerading as a government streamlining measure".
The article ended with a counsel for Defenders of Wildlife saying, "They're (the forest managers) not going to provide enough land for these species (presumably those endangered in the forests) to hang on".
We elected an uncaring monster ("compassionate conservative" in Bushspeak), folks.