House Republicans are fast-tracking so-called “salvage logging” in thousands of acres of wild California forest, part of a disastrous piece of legislation that threatens the health of the area for generations to come.
While each story below is uniquely horrible, there are hundreds more cases of devastated businesses, distressed workers and disappointed vacationers -- and these are on top of the stories that our unjustly victimized furloughed workers would tell.
As of March 1, cuts – known as sequestration – will be affecting every federal agency, including the National Park Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Forest Service and other environmental agencies.
Think your favorite recreation spot is protected from oil and gas drilling? Not necessarily. In fact, all public lands, including national parks and wildlife refuges, are potentially open to oil and gas leasing, except for areas specially designated as “Wilderness.”