CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1993 |
The full disaster that President Clinton and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt represent for America's ancient forests is now becoming clear. It has taken a Democratic Administration to arm-twist the major environmental groups into signing the articles of surrender. Our story starts in the aftermath of the Forest Summit on April 2. Experts mustered in Portland to formulate a White House plan. They worked under fierce constraints.
November 11, 1998 |
California forestry officials suspended Pacific Lumber Co.'s license to log in ancient Northern California forests Tuesday, turning up the pressure as authorities negotiate with the company to purchase the largest stand of redwoods still in private hands. In an order delivered to Pacific Lumber President John A.
April 27, 1997
I'm writing this letter in response to "Among the Giants" (March 16) about the ancient forests of Humboldt County. The writer goes into much depth about how beautiful the trees are and how nice it is to walk around amid the "primeval" beauty. However, I don't think this writer has his priorities straight. He dismisses the Earth First! protest to preserve 60,000 acres of the most ancient of those trees in two sentences about Bonnie Rait getting arrested and how he wouldn't fit in to the protester ambience.
August 29, 1992 |
The California Assembly handed Gov. Pete Wilson a defeat Friday as lawmakers overwhelmingly registered their opposition to a measure that would restructure the state's forest protection laws. With a majority of the governor's own party voting against the bill, the Wilson-backed proposal to control logging on the state's 7.1 million acres of private timberlands was defeated 47 to 18 and its legislative sponsors held little hope that it could be revived in the final days of the session.
April 23, 2006
The Frontier power line may bring renewable energy to energy-hungry California, but it shouldn't spoil the real frontier in doing so ("Utilities to Weigh New Power Corridors for the West," April 18). Both the Frontier line and the U.S. Department of Energy's West-Wide Energy Corridor must be designed to avoid California's last remaining wild places. From the chaparral canyons of Magic Mountain in the Angeles National Forest to the ancient forests of the Mill Creek area in the Lassen National Forest, California's road-less forests are prime targets for energy corporations.
July 15, 1990
Hewitt's call--with the Bush Administration--for revision of the Endangered Species Act reveals that the act is protecting our abused environment. Anyone concerned with the quality of his environment should resist attempts to rewrite the act which, after all, was a compromise with the ideal when it was passed. Lumber, only one element in building, has become an issue because of the industry's abuse of their harvesting practices on both private and public land. In view of their scarcity, were forest harvests priced as other building materials, the industry would long ago have adjusted building schedules, land usages, and pricing policies consistent with long-range costs.