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Government suspends forest road-building

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One-year ban affects about 50 million acres of remote national forests

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is calling for a one-year moratorium on road-building and development on about 50 million acres of remote national forests.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a directive Thursday reinstating for one year most of a Clinton-era ban against new road construction and development in national forests. The 2001 rule banned road building and logging in more than 58 million acres of remote national forests, mostly in the West.

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