[GRRN] Logging costs taxpayers $1.2 billion a year

Bill Sheehan (zerowaste@grrn.org)
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:28:56 -0400

[From the Environmental News Network:]

Logging costs taxpayers $1.2 billion a year

The federal logging program costs taxpayers more than $1.2 billion a year,
according to a report released Tuesday by the John Muir Project, an activist
group affiliated with the Earth Island Institute. The report was released in
conjunction with the re-introduction of the National Forest Protection and
Restoration Act by Representatives Cynthia McKinney, R-Ga., and Jim Leach,
R-Iowa. If passed, the act would bring an end to logging on national forests
and redirect logging subsidies into worker retraining, ecological
restoration and taxpayer savings.

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