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National Forest Protection and Restoration Act reintroduced

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by mudfanatic, Apr 6, 2001.

  1. mudfanatic

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    Subject: Fwd: National Forest Protection and Restoration Act reintroduced.


    info from the enviro nazis: "Representative McKinney and Representative
    Leach will be reintroducing the National Forest Protection and
    Restoration Act to Congress on April 5, 2001."

    THIS IS A BAD BILL AND NEEDS TO BE OPPOSED!! IT IS ABOUT SHUTTING THE
    FORESTS DOWN TO LOGGING, GRAZING AND RECREATION ACCESS!!!!



    On Top of the Hill, April 4, 2001
    The Endangered Species Coalition Legislative and Policy Report

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    On Top of the Hill, formerly GrassRoots Environmental Effectiveness
    Network's (GREEN) weekly report, now tracks endangered species and
    biodiversity-related issues including Endangered Species Act
    reauthorization and legislation, Interior appropriations and riders,
    and other wildlife and wildlands habitat-related issues.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    107th Congress, 1st Session

    Spring Schedule:
    Spring district work period - - - April 7-23.
    Memorial Day district work period - - - May 25-June 4.

    SUMMARY:

    National Forest Protection and Restoration Act reintroduced.


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    NATIONAL FOREST PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT REINTRODUCED
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The following update was provided by the National Forest Protection
    Alliance; a national alliance of citizens and organizations dedicated
    to protecting public lands from commercial exploitation, and in
    particular,
    ending commercial logging on federal public lands.

    We have just learned that Representative McKinney and Representative
    Leach will be reintroducing the National Forest Protection and
    Restoration Act to Congress on April 5, 2001. We currently have 69
    cosponsors for NFPRA.

    Bipartisan Bill Calls for Ending Federal Logging Program, Beginning
    Forest Restoration Program. Representatives Cynthia McKinney (D-GA),
    James Leach (R-IA), and 67 members of Congress called for the
    preservation and restoration of America's National Forests by
    reintroducing the National Forest Protection and Restoration Act
    (NFPRA) in the U.S. Congress.

    NFPRA would protect all National Forests, National Wildlife Refuges,
    Bureau of Land Management and National Park lands from commercial
    logging while redirecting current logging subsidies towards worker
    retraining, non-wood fiber research and taxpayer relief. NFPRA would
    also redirect taxpayer money from the logging program towards
    scientifically based ecological restoration projects in America's
    National Forests. Currently, most so-called restoration projects in
    National Forests fail because they are still tied directly to the
    commercial logging program.

    "Our National Forests provide the American public with clean drinking
    water for our communities, outstanding recreation for families, and
    unexcelled wildlife and fish habitat," said Congresswoman McKinney.
    "Clearly we need to protect these important resources while also
    putting people to work restoring the damage caused by a century of
    logging and associated roadbuilding in our national forests. The
    National Forest Protection and Restoration Act will accomplish this."

    According to Congresswoman McKinney, last summer's wildfires
    highlighted the need for extensive restoration in our National Forests.
    However, Congresswoman McKinney said that sound forest restoration
    calls for a different approach than the usual calls for more logging
    from the timber industry and their supporters in Congress.

    "Sadly, some of my colleagues are using last summer's wildfires as an
    excuse to increase the Forest Service's logging program across the
    country. However, science shows that logging is the problem, not the
    solution. Fire risk reduction and restoration projects would be better
    accomplished by direct funding under NFPRA rather than continuing the
    federal logging program," Congresswoman McKinney stated.

    For more information:
    Matthew Koehler
    Native Forest Network - Public Lands Project
    P.O. Box 8251, Missoula, MT 59807
    (406) 542-7343, fax (406) 542-7347
    E-Mail: koehler@wildrockies.org

    NFN's Public Lands Project works to protect America's National
    Forests from commercial logging and other forms of exploitation. To
    learn more:
    http://www.nativeforest.org/campaigns/public_lands/index.html

    To learn more about the international forest protection efforts of
    the Native Forest Network visit:
    http://www.nativeforest.org


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  2. Josh

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    Reading this crap makes me feel sick to my stomach.
     

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