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The candidates views on forest management

Postby dave54 » Mon May 12, 2008 7:24 pm

I saw this on another website without source attributes, so I cannot vouch for it. It is apparently from an Oregon newspaper, The Register Guard.

Question to Obama:

What is your position on federal forest management and logging on federal lands?

The Register Guard 5/10:

Answer: My general philosophy is that we should not be afraid to tap our natural resources for economic growth as long as it’s done in an environmentally sustainable way: Protecting old-growth forests while looking at ways that we can potentially work with second-growth forests. That’s the kind of balance that we can strike. But the federal government has to listen to people on the ground. And what we can’t allow is our natural resources and the extraordinary beauty of Oregon to be degraded because of short-term thinking.

AP 5/8

Clinton's comments:

Clinton repeated portions of her Oregon Compact, saying she favored restoring federal payments to timber-dependent counties, and criticized Obama for voting for an energy bill that took away states' authority over siting liquefied natural gas terminals. She also called for thinning forests to provide jobs and reduce the danger of wildfire.

No information for McCain.
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