By Jacqueline Vaughn

In George W. Bush's fit Forests, Jacqueline Vaughn and Hanna Cortner element how the Bush management, through altering the phrases and strategies of discussion, sidestepped competition and installed position rules that limit public and medical involvement in environmental judgements. Their groundbreaking learn analyzes the context and felony results of the fit Forests Initiative, fit Forests recovery Act, and similar regulatory changes.

The authors exhibit how the management used information occasions equivalent to wildfires to propel laws via Congress. Focusing blame for wildfires on felony hindrances and environmentalists' use of appeals to problem fuel-reduction tasks, the management limited possibilities for environmental research, administrative appeals, and litigation. The authors argue that those instruments have a historical past of use through different pursuits and feature lengthy secure american citizens' correct to question govt decisions.

This readable learn identifies the avid gamers, occasions, and methods that expedited the coverage shift and contextualizes it within the president's occupation and in legislative and administrative historical past. Revealing a coverage switch with significant implications for the way forward for public lands and public strategy, George W. Bush's fit Forests turns into required studying in environmental reviews and political science.

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