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Senator Wyden sells out National Forests; Portlanders protest

The senate passed Bush's Healthy Forest Initiative last night [Oct. 30]. Effort to amend the bill to address some of the worst aspects of it were voted down everytime by Senator Wyden. Interestingly, Wyden has received the most money of any senator from timber interests so this may explain why he has voted as he has. A dozen or so people, some dressed in colorful costumes held a half hour protest in front of Senator Wydens office today to highlight this issue and hand out information to passersby.

background: [ previous stories on pdx indy about the "Healthy Forests Initiative" | Fire Facts from Siskyou Wild Rivers site American Lands Alliance | Klamath-Siskyous Wildlands Center | Peace With Fire? | Life In A Tinderbox ]

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