Planetary Re-Education: HEMP SAVES WORLD
William Wayne Barker
barker at geology.wisc.edu
Tue Feb 6 17:16:58 EST 1996
In article <4f7397$ers at ulysses.midtown.net> alnev at midtown.net (A.J.) writes:
>alland at whidbey.com wrote:
>If tree farms are infinitely sustainable, why is there ANY need to cut
>on virgin acreage?
Because it's big profit on old growth timber and that's it. I think it's
really interesting to find out the "salvage logging" (Gorton-Taylor rider)
trick has generated almost no timber sales of "salvage timber" - all the
sales have been of the old growth forests - all with a suspension of
applicable environmental restrictions.
When questioned about voluntary compliance to protect watersheds (salmon
spawning, etc.), Chris West ( a spokesman for the NW Forestry Assoc.)
replied "That's a call left up to the individual companies"...
There's a really graet article in the 12/5/95 NY Times page A13 by Timothy
Egan which puts it all in clear focus. B->
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