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Protest roadless rule rollback

Dear Editor:Chief Bosworth and the Forest Service are poised to roll back the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule that is protecting the few unroaded areas remaining throughout our public lands. The deadline for comments has been extended. The Colorado Mountain Club wishes us to join them in sending comments before Monday, Nov. 15, asking to preserve the roadless rule that is said to be the most popular conservation regulation in our history. The rule protects 4.43 million acres of unspoiled lands in Colorado alone.Please write to: Chief Bosworth and the Content Analysis Team, ATTN: Roadless State Petitions, USDA Forest Service, P.O. Box 221090, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84122; fax it to (801)517-1014; or e-mail statepetitionroadless@fs.fed.usAsk Chief Bosworth to please preserve this rule intact for its long-term value to American citizens. Tell him the amenities of pure drinking water, wildlife habitat, carbon dioxide greenhouse gas sink and recreational opportunities for U.S. citizens and the health of the world far outweighthe need for profits on the few remaining untapped resources.Point out that his children’s, children’s, children’s, children are counting on him.John HoffmannCarbondale