Public Land Policy: Babbitt Is Finding The Balance

It's definitely not business as usual on the nation's public lands. In a Mar. 16 interview with BUSINESS WEEK, Interior Secretary Bruce E. Babbitt outlined his plan for managing his department's land, a plan that also represents the Administration's goals for the 500 million acres of government-owned property. It will, he says, "strike a balance between resource production and environmental protection," after years of resource exploitation.

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