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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 01:53 AM
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U.K. cancels plan to sell forest land
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Source: Associated Press

U.K. cancels plan to sell forest land
Friday, February 18, 2011
The Record

LONDON In one of the biggest U-turns since Britain's coalition government took power, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced Thursday that a plan to sell off 600,000 acres of England's forests was being scrapped after an outcry from nature lovers and environmentalists.

It is an unexpected defeat for Prime Minister David Cameron's administration, which has ordered $128 billion cut from public spending. One proposal called for the privatization of government-owned woodland, which amounts to almost one-fifth of English forests.

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