Bush's Environmental Acts Being Undone


Interior Secretary Ken Salazar canceled 77 oil and natural-gas leases on public lands amid eastern Utah's famed red rocks Wednesday and said he expects to undo or revise other last-minute Bush administration actions in the coming weeks.

...The Arizona Wilderness Coalition, Wilderness Society, Sierra Club and other groups have filed suit to overturn management policies they say have damaged the Grand Canyon-Parashant and Vermilion Cliffs national monuments in northern Arizona.

The suit claims the BLM has ignored the proclamations that created the monuments and have allowed them to suffer damage from off-road vehicles, vandals and other uses.