Bloomberg Law
July 30, 2020, 4:12 PMUpdated: July 31, 2020, 1:32 AM

Forest Development Slows Despite Trump Saying Speed Up (1)

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

Development projects planned for national forests have been delayed or stalled more often than sped up in recent months, despite President Donald Trump’s June executive order for work to be accelerated because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

An analysis of U.S. Forest Service status reports shows that as of July 27, about 2% of 688 major proposed projects in national forests have final decision dates that have been moved ahead since April.

About 33% of the proposed projects have been pushed back or held indefinitely, agency data shows. And some projects have been put on hold for a year or more, ...

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