US to protect ‘wild’ public land

BBC: The US is to make millions of acres of public land eligible for wilderness protection, officials have said. The order reverses former President George W Bush's policy forbidding the government from doing so. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Thursday said the new policy would help to protect public land "for current and future generations to come". In 2003, the Bush administration opened million of acres in the Rocky Mountains to potential commercial development. Under the new policy,......

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