fwd: more 'forest health' bullshit

Kirk Johnson newkirk at olywa.net
Fri Aug 7 14:56:22 EST 1998


> REDMOND INTRODUCES "FOREST HEALTH" BILL TO SUBSIDIZE EVEN MORE
> LOGGING ON NEW MEXICO NATIONAL FORESTS
> On 7-14-98, Bill Redmond (R-NM) introduced the "New Mexico 
> Forest Health and Fire Prevention Act of 1998" to
> subsidize the timber industry $12 million to log New Mexico's
> National Forests. The bill establishes a "Forest Health and 
> Fire Prevention Fund" to pay Forest Service expenses to
> designate and log specific "recovery areas." In establishing 
> the areas, the agency would be required to "consider and make 
> paramount the economic benefits to be provided to local 
> communities." Proceeds from logging, thinning, salvaging, and
> "santizing" these forests would go back into the fund to
> ensure a permanent cycle of subsidized logging. The project
> would last from 2000 to 2005.
> 
> 
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