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climate center: Why?
Feb 20, 2007 letter to editor Albany Democrat
Herald by Paul Messersmith
Governor K. has declared that we need a state
research center on climate change. Well, Governor,
there are a few more areas in this state that need
a lot more attention and fiscal support than
duplicating what the world is already doing!
My guess is that this is just another payback to
the environmental extremists that helped carry him
to his second term. I’m also convinced that Mr.
Bradbury, Mr. Gore’s global warming disciple,
played a significant role in putting forth this
It’s important to remember that these
environmental extremists, such as the NEDC
(Northwest Environmental Defense Council) are the
same groups and individuals that shut down logging
in Oregon’s national forests. The editor in his
Feb. 14 editorial, “Weird method…,” incorrectly
stated that the government shut down the timber
harvest. He also incorrectly stated that “about
half of the land (in Oregon) is owned by the
federal government.” Wrong! The people of Oregon
and the United States own the land.
These same extremist groups continue to file
frivolous law suits not only against timber
harvesting but against grazing, small-scale gold
mining, off-road trail riding, and oil and natural
gas exploration activities, just to mention a few.
The D-H reports that legislation is pending to put
this proposed climate research center in place. If
you agree that this is just another bureaucratic
layer in state government prompted and supported
by extreme environmental groups, please contact
Rep. Olson or Sen. Morse and encourage them to
halt this bad legislation.
Paul Messersmith, Albany
February 12, 2007
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