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If a Tree Falls In A Forest, Who Hears It?

Did you ever think that loggers would oppose logging? In certain circumstances, it happens. Here, we have small commercial tree farmers against big logging.

And, interestingly enough, the Sierra Club. But you already know whose side they're on. That environmental organization, as well as the Southern Environmental Law Center are engaging small loggers to oppose the Bush administration is reversing the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a 2001 executive order by President Clinton, that prohibits road construction on nearly 60 million acres of federal forests. No roads meant no logging, mining or oil and gas development.

It also had the effect of doubling the price of wood, and helping small loggers. They can't compete against big loggers, who if they could put roads into the forests, would put many small loggers out of business.

Just as an example, here's a roadless area in California, so you can get an idea what this issue is about. You can submit your comments by email and be heard.

Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 10:21 Comments Closed (0) |
 
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