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Monday, February 28, 2005

FOREST SERVICE ALLOWED TIMBER INDUSTRY TO REWRITE SIERRA PLAN - Intervention to Stop Collusive Settlement Between Industry and Bush Administration

Public Employees for Enviromental Responsibility Reports

Washington, DC — The U.S. Forest Service allowed the timber industry to rewrite a comprehensive plan for managing 11 national forests in California, according to a legal claim made today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). PEER is filing to intervene in a California Forestry Association lawsuit that seeks to triple the annual timber harvest from national forests in the Sierra Nevada – an increased rate of logging that the Bush Administration is also seeking through an administrative route by its rewrite of the Sierra management plan.

PEER is acting to prevent the Bush Administration and the timber industry from cementing in the higher logging levels through a settlement of the industry suit brought against the Forest Service in Washington, D.C. PEER contends that, despite the suggestion of a disagreement implied by a lawsuit, the industry and the Bush Administration actually agree with each other and that a friendly settlement of the suit would insulate their deal from legal challenges brought by conservation groups.

“The Forest Service is now run by a former timber industry lobbyist, Mark Rey, whose mission, before he returns to the private sector, is to radically undercut sustainable forest policies,” stated California PEER Director Karen Schambach. “The years of work that went into developing the Sierra Framework of 2001, a model plan of which the Forest Service should have been proud, were chucked out the window with barely a wink and a nod.”

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Forest Service (aka Deforest Disservice) is perhaps the most corrupt agency out there. Raping the forests, lying to the public, etc. Mark Rey is a tried and true slimebag who will go down in history as one of the skankiest pieces of shit in the bush administration. This guy is a whore from the word go and the slimeballs that have moved into prominent positions in the agency are determined to get the cut out.

Sue their asses and keep the lawsuits coming.

8:50 PM, February 28, 2005  
Blogger Ozymandias_k said...

This is just another example of the Bush Crime Family allowing the Rape of our forests by special interest groups and timber lobbyists. The American fools who keep allowing this mutilation of or country to go on for the profit of a very few is just a horrible example which shows hoe irresponsible the American people really are. I feel more and more everyday that the people of this country deserve exactly what they get but not our children. The Neocon Death Cult people are sick like a cancer on our country and the people. There can't be a place hot enough in hell for this scum, which permeates throughout our country. Get rid of All Lobbyists before they get rid of you!!!!!!!Write you congressional reps today and tell them you want these festering animals booted out of Washington now or they will be booted out tomorrow. Wake Up America you’re loosing your country to slime!

9:01 PM, February 28, 2005  
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