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House Proceeding 05-17-06 on May 17th, 2006 :: 0:37:27 to 0:39:29
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Greg Walden

0:37:12 to 0:37:27( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: may not authorize any permanent road building and any temporary road constructed as part of a preapproved management practice shall be obliterated upon conclusion of the practice and the

Brian Baird

0:37:27 to 0:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: road area restored to the extent practicable. some people say, well, that's just in the statute, they won't do it now, they won't do it then, whatever, they'll make it up. the contracts also

Brian Baird

0:37:27 to 0:39:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brian Baird

Brian Baird

0:37:42 to 0:37:55( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: require this. the contracts written by the forest service that are entered into is a legal, binding document will require a bond, will require obliteration, they work all that out there,

Brian Baird

0:37:55 to 0:38:08( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: but the statute backs it up and says obliterate the temporary roads. so it's all part of the management practice that would go on, and it is codified here in the statute. and so i just

Brian Baird

0:38:08 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: am not quite sure where the gentleman's going with all this. the new roadless rule allows each of the 38 states with roadless areas to participate in the development of their own state specific

Brian Baird

0:38:20 to 0:38:33( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: plan. a lot of these states are undergoing that now. and we should let them have that local authority to help guide the federal government in that planning. simply put, if a forest plan prohibits road

Brian Baird

0:38:33 to 0:38:46( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: building in an area, then this legislation prohibits that, because those underlying forest plans dictate what happens. roadless stays roadless. h.r. 4200 won't create any new permanent roads.

Brian Baird

0:38:46 to 0:39:01( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: the only roads allowed are temporary roads which must be removed after completion of the project. it's in the statute we propose that the congress pass. and so we've put it in statute. it is

Brian Baird

0:39:01 to 0:39:16( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: i'm sure also in the contracts that get negotiated, and we have been very clear on this. and so i would urge opposition to the amendment and reserve the balance of my time. the chairman:

Brian Baird

0:39:16 to 0:39:29( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington. mr. inslee: there's two problems . one, although i respect the drafters of this bill, the bill

0:39:29 to 0:39:36( Edit History Discussion )

does not respect the clearly expressed sentiment of the american people, because 96% of the american people said don't build roads, temporary, permanent, transitory, big, small, little. 96% of the

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