200,000+ Comment on "National Forest Sale"

(Cross-posted at the new Appalachian Voices blog)

The Citizen-Times has more on the National Forest Sale (covered here, here, here, and an alternative plan here)

The U.S. Forest Service has more than 200,000 comments to sort through, and Western North Carolina rangers have calls to take -- some from landowners and some from developers.

The Forest Service is finding people have plenty to say about a proposal to sell public land to help cover costs of a rural schools program.

Except, as we discussed earlier, any money that is made here doesnt stay here.  It goes right back into the Federal Treasury! So NONE of the money from the 10,000 acres we would lose would be garunteed to stay in our area, and the South gets pennies on the dollar compared to other states!

Way to go on this folks!

Tags: Appalachian Voices, Environment, National Forests (all tags)



Re: 200,000+ Comment on "National Forest

Is there ANY evidence on ANY issue that generating comments into the Bush administration has ANY influence?  Environmental groups always generate a lot of comments but does anybody care?

by howardpark 2006-04-12 02:17PM | 0 recs
Re: congress

We can stop Republican Congressmen like Charles Taylor (NC-11.) He was dragged through the MUD before he came out opposing the sale. Over half the acerage to be sold in NC (roughly 10,000 acres) was in his district!!!

If we can get people like Charles Taylor to oppose the sale, then it ain't happening. I dont care what Bush says. (well...i dont care anyway...but especially now.)

by faithfull 2006-04-12 03:35PM | 0 recs


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