Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
Response to Feel Good
Environmentalism, George Sexton and Jerry Jones
In May we published an article: Because We Live Here, The human cost of feel good environmentalism, by Lance Waldren. George Sexton from Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Project contacted us regarding Waldren's article, complaining that the Tongass area was exempt from Clinton's roadless rule. Tonight we spoke with a man who logged near the Tongass. We will share both of their remarks:
you know, the 'Clinton roadless rule' specifically exempted the
Tongass National Forest and was never applied there. In fact the
Tongass is the only National Forest specifically excluded from the
roadless rule. Read the rule. Which means that Mr. Waldren's
article is a fabrication (aka bullshit). Not that the Pioneer
Press or KBC would ever print anything of questionable veracity in
order to advance a political agenda... "
Jones said that 90% of Alaska is designated 'roadless'. Most of the logging in Alaska is done by indian tribes, who formed corporations and they clearcut their forests and sold the products to foreign countries. What they would do is take logs with flaws, pay fees for inferior grade of wood, cut out the flaws, then sell the wood as premium quality wood.
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