A federal appeals court (9th District) Friday cleared the way for logging to resume in an old growth forest reserve at a national forest in Oregon to protect northern spotted owl habitat from being lost to wildfire.
In a 2-to-1 decision by a three-judge panel, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that had stopped the Five Buttes project on the Deschutes National Forest near Bend, Oregon.
Judge Milan D Smith (The infamous former US Senator Gordon Smith's brother) says we must cut the forests to save them from insects and fires and other bad things and save the spotted owl habitat. Don't you just hate it when the elite try to play with our minds and souls! I don't know about you, but I am pissed!
This is federal old growth owned by the people of the US, not corporations. This is an ongoing attempt to dismantle the Northwest Forest Plan one forest ecosystem at a time.
Maybe it is time to pull away from the United States Corporation of America. Organize ourselves around our ecosystem called Cascadia.
This was a court battle that was being fought for saving the forests by Cascadia Wildlands Project, The League of Wilderness Defenders-Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, et al.
On the side of the corporate interests and the US Forest Service - John C. Cruden, Acting Assistant Attorney General; attorneys for the US department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources division and attorneys for the US Department of Agriculture
So people, once again the corporations are using our tax dollars to screw us. We pay for the attorneys at the department of justice, acting assistant attorney generals, the employees for the US department of Agriculture.
Here is link to the court Opinion by Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr.;
Dissent was by Judge Paez. Judge Richard C. Tallman voted for logging old growth forests.
There's an old saying: "Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose"
So soon we will all be swiming in our own sewage, no clean water, no clean air, no jobs, no homes, no wildlife to teach us how to free ourselves, no forests to escape to when the air in the cities becomes to foul. I guess then we will all be free.
The Blue Mountain Diversity Project - http://www.bmbp.org/
Cascadia Wildlands - http://www.cascwild.org/