Allin featured in "High Country News"

MOUNT VERNON – Craig Allin, professor of politics, was featured Monday in High Country News on the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a Bill Clinton-era conservation law protecting 58.5 million acres of national forest area from logging and energy development.

The article chronicles the Roadless Area Conservation Rule’s “unlikely success” through the Bush Administration’s strong opposition.

“The Bush administration has basically blown it,” said Allin. “They have spent eight years trying to abolish the rule, and they have been so incompetent in their efforts that it’s going to be left for the next administration.”

High Country News is a magazine concerned with issues pertaining to the Western United States, including environmental issues. Allin, who teaches courses in politics and conservation, is well versed in issues pertaining to the politics of nature and rural areas.

The full article can be read here.

More on Craig Allin can be found here.