Worst. Logging. Bill. Ever!
But let’s just call it what it is: Logging Without Laws.
– Logging up to 30,000 acres without environmental review!
– Protection for threatened species like Pacific salmon becomes optional!
– Courts aren’t allowed to stop illegal logging until forests are already cut down!
– This would happen on every National Forest in the whole country!
If that wasn’t enough, the bill does even worse in southwest Oregon’s backyard forests:
— Almost three million acres of Western Oregon’s BLM forest are singled out for a special giveaway to timber barons.
— Even lands protected as Wilderness or National Monuments might be clearcut!
And in case you think we are crying wolf, this bill has already passed out of committee, newspapers are ignoring it, and there’s reason to worry that Democrats in Congress might be looking for a deal.
A deal?!! It is not too late to tell Congress: No Deal on Lawless Logging! No Sacrifice of Clean Water, Wild Forests, or Endangered Wildlife!