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  • President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors

    01/11/2010 7:45:15 PM PST · by Pantera · 308 replies · 16,991+ views
    Executive Order ^ | January 11, 2010
    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS By the authority vested in me as President by theConstitution and the laws of the United States of America,including section 1822 of the National Defense AuthorizationAct of 2008 (Public Law 110-181), and in order to strengthenfurther the partnership between the Federal Government and Stategovernments to protect our Nation and its people and property,it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Council of Governors. (a) There is established a Council of Governors (Council).The Council shall consist of 10 State Governors appointed bythe President (Members), of whom no more than five shall be ofthe same political...
  • White House Proposal Would Leave Forest-Use Decisions to Governors

    07/12/2004 4:51:59 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 2,858+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 12, 2004
    ASHINGTON, July 12 — The Forest Service today proposed scuttling a Clinton-era rule, which put 58.5 million acres of national forest largely off-limits to logging, mining or other development, in favor of a new system that leaves it to state governors to seek greater or fewer strictures on the construction of logging, mining, recreational or other roads on federal forest land. The announcement, made by Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman in Boise, Idaho, a state where ideological opposition to the Clinton rule was most pronounced, was a signature moment for the Bush Administration's environmental policy. After three years of gradually retreating...