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July 13, 2000 | From Reuters
In a victory for environmentalists, U.S. senators from Western timber states backed off Wednesday from trying to overturn a presidential ban on new logging roads in pristine areas of national forests. Instead, the Senate agreed by voice vote to provide $240 million to the U.S. Forest Service for the removal of dead timber and debris that could fuel forest fires near populated areas. Sen. Larry E.
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July 13, 2000 | From Reuters
In a victory for environmentalists, U.S. senators from Western timber states backed off Wednesday from trying to overturn a presidential ban on new logging roads in pristine areas of national forests. Instead, the Senate agreed by voice vote to provide $240 million to the U.S. Forest Service for the removal of dead timber and debris that could fuel forest fires near populated areas. Sen. Larry E.
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BUSINESS
January 10, 1990 | United Press International
Lumber production in 12 Western states fell about 3% in 1989, the Western Wood Products Assn. reported. A preliminary estimate showed that sawmills produced about 20.8 billion board feet of lumber, compared to 21.4 billion in 1988.
NEWS
August 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
Timber interests and environmentalists say the 19 major wildfires charring brush and timber on thousands of acres in five Western states demonstrate the need to thin forests to prevent catastrophic fires. The blazes have raced across at least 200,000 acres. Critics say they have long argued that the U.S. Forest Service should conduct more controlled burns and cutting to clear undergrowth that fuels wildfires, making them so hot they kill large trees that otherwise would likely survive.
NEWS
September 10, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reacting to timber industry pressure and a spate of forest fires, President Bush called on federal agencies Wednesday to speed up the harvesting of dead and dying trees by scaling back the required environmental review of "salvage" logging operations. The President's action, announced during a campaign swing to Middletown, N.J., will allow loggers to take up to 1 million board feet in a single harvest after conducting only the simplest of environmental assessments.
NEWS
June 9, 1991 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Twelve years after the start of the Sagebrush Rebellion, Westerners unhappy with environmental restrictions are forging defensive coalitions to counter what they see as a threatening string of environmentalist victories. At least once a month, Cliff Gardner leaves his remote cattle ranch at the base of the snow-capped Ruby Mountains to travel to colleges, high schools and Rotary Clubs with a slide show emphasizing the benefits of ranching to the environment.
NEWS
June 20, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major drug manufacturer will be given access to a rare and promising cancer drug obtained from the bark of Pacific yew trees on federal land in the West, the Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. Agriculture Secretary Edward R. Madigan said the USDA will allow Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. to harvest the bark and speed production of taxol, a scarce substance that scientists believe could be among the most important anti-cancer agents discovered in the past decade.
NEWS
August 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
Timber interests and environmentalists say the 19 major wildfires charring brush and timber on thousands of acres in five Western states demonstrate the need to thin forests to prevent catastrophic fires. The blazes have raced across at least 200,000 acres. Critics say they have long argued that the U.S. Forest Service should conduct more controlled burns and cutting to clear undergrowth that fuels wildfires, making them so hot they kill large trees that otherwise would likely survive.
NEWS
September 10, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reacting to timber industry pressure and a spate of forest fires, President Bush called on federal agencies Wednesday to speed up the harvesting of dead and dying trees by scaling back the required environmental review of "salvage" logging operations. The President's action, announced during a campaign swing to Middletown, N.J., will allow loggers to take up to 1 million board feet in a single harvest after conducting only the simplest of environmental assessments.
NEWS
June 20, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major drug manufacturer will be given access to a rare and promising cancer drug obtained from the bark of Pacific yew trees on federal land in the West, the Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. Agriculture Secretary Edward R. Madigan said the USDA will allow Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. to harvest the bark and speed production of taxol, a scarce substance that scientists believe could be among the most important anti-cancer agents discovered in the past decade.
NEWS
June 9, 1991 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Twelve years after the start of the Sagebrush Rebellion, Westerners unhappy with environmental restrictions are forging defensive coalitions to counter what they see as a threatening string of environmentalist victories. At least once a month, Cliff Gardner leaves his remote cattle ranch at the base of the snow-capped Ruby Mountains to travel to colleges, high schools and Rotary Clubs with a slide show emphasizing the benefits of ranching to the environment.
BUSINESS
January 10, 1990 | United Press International
Lumber production in 12 Western states fell about 3% in 1989, the Western Wood Products Assn. reported. A preliminary estimate showed that sawmills produced about 20.8 billion board feet of lumber, compared to 21.4 billion in 1988.
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