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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Environment - Dem's and Greens look to overturn Bush's "Forest" Plan

Bush's "Forest" plan is a plan to clear-cut and de-regulate federal protection over some 60+ million acres of forest. His logic? To prevent forest fires of course. This argument is so stupid, I can't even put it into words. Not only do you remove the natural genetic diversity across the landscape, and remove the only natural mechinism that ensures it, you pull a significantly less amount of money per acre than you would if you left the current logging guidelines in place. This is per the US Forest Services own data. Let's hope the new Secretary of Agriculture will be up to the task, but I highly doubt he or she will be anything more than another political lapdog for the Bush administration.

Dude out....



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