Tongass National Forest (justification for mass destruction)
ifjed at nmsua.nmsu.edu
Wed Apr 16 15:07:38 EST 1997
>I've just returned from Ketchican where I was looking at used equipment
>from the recently closed pulp mill. Why is this mill closed? Why was the
>fibre resource withdrawn? What stable non-seasonal employment will be
>available in the town? Does anyone other than Alaskans care about the
>human consequences of alienating this forest land?
Fortunately some people do care about the consequences, i.e, the real
consequences. Unsustainable clearcut logging on a massive scale and
destruction of the salmon runs is too high a price to pay (these are
just a few of the prices to be paid). This isn't, by the way, one of those
Japanese-owned mills to which the Forest Service is literally giving away
our forest resources for a song, is it?
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