Alerts - September/October 2002 Planet Newsletter - Sierra Club: "Fire Hysteria Clouds Wild Forest Effort
By Tom Valtin
CedarDespite a growing chorus of editorial skepticism from newspapers across the country about the Bush administration's pro-logging 'Healthy Forests Initiative,' the president and his Senate allies have been burning up the airwaves blaming environmental protection for this summer's forest fires.
In late July, before the fires usurped the headlines, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2002, S. 2790, which joined its House counterpart, H.R. 4865."
Alright ... breakout the pens, keyboards and telephones! Get your comments and opinions out to your local members of Congress. Let them know you WANT you Outdoor Heritage Protected and NOT wasted for the sake of making a few $$.
If you don't take action, then don't complain when you head for your favorite backwoods area and it's nothing more than a grassland at best - or a wasteland at worst. But neither of them will provide you with the 'forest of your dreams'.
ACT NOW .. or CRY for the rest of your life.