June 3, 2000 |
With a yell of "Hey, Pod!" and a ruffling of tarps, a set of legs suddenly swung out from high in the air. Brian Schulz was in his 12th hour in a "pod" made of a cargo net lashed together with cords hanging about 70 feet above a U.S. Forest Service road--and he wasn't expecting to come down any time soon. He's one of dozens of protesters trying to get logging called off in the Eagle Creek watershed of Mt.
May 2, 2000 |
Firing beanbag rounds from shotguns, police in riot gear tried Monday to break up a downtown May Day protest involving hundreds of people. More than a dozen demonstrators were arrested. In Olympia, Wash., several hundred May Day protesters blocked one of the capital city's busiest intersections to protest global corporations. In New York City, more than 1,000 immigrants protested outside City Hall.
May 25, 1991 |
Hundreds of frustrated timber workers rallied outside a union hall Friday to protest the latest in a series of court rulings protecting an endangered owl species. The rally preceded a hearing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on its plan to set aside 11.6 million acres of forests in three Northwest states as habitat for the threatened northern spotted owl. Friday's hearing was the last of four in the region. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge William Dwyer in Seattle blocked the U.S.
April 14, 1990 |
Loggers put down their chain saws Friday, piled into trucks and set out from hamlets like Sweet Home and Myrtle Creek to tell their city-dwelling cousins that the fight to save a rare species of owl is endangering the livelihood of people who depend on timber. As many as 13,000 tree fallers, truck drivers, mill workers and their families overflowed Pioneer Square in the center of Portland for a boisterous noontime demonstration.
September 14, 1989 |
About two dozen demonstrators filed into the Milwaukie, Ore., office of the Times Mirror Land & Timber Co. on Wednesday to protest the sale of wildlife-rich old-growth timber for the lucrative export market. Demonstrator Lydia Avery of Corvallis, Ore., urged the company to spare the grove, near Opal Creek and the Bull of the Woods Wilderness east of Salem, to provide habitat for the rare northern spotted owl and preserve the site of a historic mining claim. Times Mirror Land & Timber Co.
September 7, 1989 |
In a bruising loss for environmentalists, a federal appeals court Wednesday overturned an injunction protecting some Oregon habitat of the rare northern spotted owl, ruling that such protection requires a full trial. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals order was based on a 1987 federal law carried for the timber industry by Sen. Mark O. Hatfield (R-Ore.) that limits challenges of virgin timber sales by the federal Bureau of Land Management.