[JURIST] The US House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill [text] that would significantly increase the amount of logging in national forests. The bill's supporters claim [AP report] the measure would both create more jobs and help reduce wildfires in the Western US. The bill provides that the Secretary of Agriculture will establish Forest Reserve Revenue Areas where a regulated amount of logging can take place. The Obama Administration [official website] has stated [policy statement; PDF] its opposition to...

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