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Friday, February 27, 2009

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Watch out for pro-logging provision in Federal Wilderness Protection Bill!


An Alert from http://sequoiaforestkeeper.org/

Hello Friends of the Forest,

2/25/2009--So many different environmental organizations have been touting the passage of S 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which would create 200 million acres of new wilderness in nine states and 1,000 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers. While this bill looks great on the surface, if you read the fine print, particularly Title IV, it is easy to see that in reality, this bill would cause more logging under the guise of "fuels reduction" and "biomass removal" than is currently allowed on our National Forests. The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (S.22) would allow ten biomass removal and fuel break creation experiments on half a million acres of public lands each year for ten years for a total of a MINIMUM of five million acres, supposedly to protect public lands and homes from wildfires. It would allow removal of all small diameter trees from more than 5,000,000 acres of public forests when the science on the issue is inconclusive.

Please call President Obama and your Representatives today and tell them to remove biomass removal from S. 22!
http://hq-org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5822/getLocal.jsp

Here is the text of Title IV of Senate Bill 22:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-22

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