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Pelosi: 'Forest Regulations Written With Special Interests, Not Public Interest, In Mind'
Yahoo ^ | Dec 22, 2004

Posted on 12/24/2004 7:55:44 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the Bush Administration's new land management planning regulations for national forests, which were announced this afternoon:

"The regulations released by the Bush Administration today are an insult to every American who cares about our national forests. By greatly weakening critical protections, the regulations will increase the exploitation of our natural resources by private companies without ensuring the survival of the forests for future generations.

"The Administration's draft rule, issued two years ago, was roundly and rightly criticized as a giveaway to corporate timber, mining, and oil interests. Apparently, the Bush Administration took that as encouragement, ignoring repeated requests to let scientists offer input into the new rules. The Administration instead pushed ahead with its plans to reduce the role of scientists and the public in managing our national forests, and the environment will pay the price.

"The national forests belong to the American people, but these regulations were written with the special interests, not the public interest, in mind. The Administration should go back to the drawing board."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barfalert; botox; environment; forestry; gov8control; logging; pelosi; timber

1 posted on 12/24/2004 7:55:44 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The eco-whackos that she consults on policy ARE a special interest group. What the he!! is she talking about.
2 posted on 12/24/2004 8:00:18 AM PST by BenLurkin (Big government is still a big problem.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I don't understand how this person can continue to talk with a face of plastic.


3 posted on 12/24/2004 8:01:45 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"The regulations released by the Bush Administration today are an insult to every American who cares about our national forests. By greatly weakening critical protections, the regulations will increase the exploitation of our natural resources by private companies without ensuring the survival of the forests for future generations.

Yes Nancy, please explain to us how envirowhacko policies prevented a couple of million acres from burning to the ground over the last several years.

I believe a barf alert is called for...

4 posted on 12/24/2004 8:04:09 AM PST by TheSpottedOwl ("In the Kingdom of the Deluded, the Most Outrageous Liar is King".)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
STFU, irrelevant hag.

5 posted on 12/24/2004 8:04:29 AM PST by andyandval
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Liberals have treated the Western States like mindless simpletons for decades. I see they're still at it. Keep it up, Nancy!


6 posted on 12/24/2004 8:06:21 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
It's interesting how Pelosi equates the interest of the public with her political party, isn't it?

And the idiot just lost an election.

7 posted on 12/24/2004 8:15:27 AM PST by Reactionary
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection; GVgirl; Grampa Dave
"was roundly and rightly criticized"

I'm having difficulty trying to separate what are her quotes, from what the story writer is saying! The selected editorial comment above, is in a paragraph that starts off with quotation marks, but no closing quotation marks!!!

If this paragraph wasn't entirely a quote of Nancy P's, then it is extreme, vulgar bias on the part of the reporter and Yahoo News!!!

8 posted on 12/24/2004 8:18:03 AM PST by SierraWasp (Moderates, are just too chicken to commit to any ideal!!! They prefer sophist sophistication...)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Nancy should be aware that the make-up she puts on with a caulking gun is not environmentally sound...


9 posted on 12/24/2004 8:18:48 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: SierraWasp

Would somebody, PLEASE, straightjacket that woman!


10 posted on 12/24/2004 8:20:16 AM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

The self-styled scientists that "managed" the woodlands during the disastrous Klintoon admin, helped burn down hundreds of thousands of acres of pine forests in the West and we haven't forgotten. Only RATs and the Sierra Club forget their role in these fires. There's a sign placed by these idiots at the site of a huge forest fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon that says that "forest fires are nature's way of cleansing forest brush and debris and making way for new growth." There are no more trees there for the envirowhacos to protect nor is new growth appearing. Perhaps if we wait two hundred years the trees might begin to grow again. Surely Pelosi will still be around to see them. As a vampire, she cannot taste death.


11 posted on 12/24/2004 8:22:58 AM PST by Paulus Invictus
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"The Administration instead pushed ahead with its plans to reduce the role of scientists and the public in managing our national forests, and the environment will pay the price."

The president IS responding to the public, Nancy. The so-called "scientists," with their no-cut policies stoked up some pretty devastating forest fires these last few years.

Nancy lives in a house made largely of wood just like the rest of us. She's just proving to be a mouthpiece for the environazis.

12 posted on 12/24/2004 8:27:10 AM PST by nightdriver
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2PAC Pelosi.. Go chop wood.


13 posted on 12/24/2004 8:34:25 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: chiefqc

"I don't understand how this person can continue to talk with a face of plastic."

I wondered the same thing. Also, how does she find time to think about anything with all of considerable time spent trying to look good?


14 posted on 12/24/2004 8:36:14 AM PST by freekitty
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To: SierraWasp
Pelosi Galore is one who should never talk about class distinction and what belongs to the American People. She is the poster girl of the elite Fascist Libs. She care less about the environment than a wild pig sow does.


15 posted on 12/24/2004 8:39:40 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Rummy Phobia is the new mental disorder of the left. It is similiar to Hate GW Syndrome!)
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To: SierraWasp

First of all this isn't a story written by a journalist.

The lunatic libs at Yahoo hid the fact that this was written by Pelosi's staff and released as a press release:

Press Release Source: Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi


Pelosi: 'Forest Regulations Written With Special Interests, Not Public Interest, In Mind'
Wednesday December 22, 5:29 pm ET


WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the Bush Administration's new land management planning regulations for national forests, which were announced this afternoon:


16 posted on 12/24/2004 8:43:02 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Rummy Phobia is the new mental disorder of the left. It is similiar to Hate GW Syndrome!)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Nancy uses a 6 inch in diameter gunite spraying hose to put her makeup on.


17 posted on 12/24/2004 8:44:00 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Rummy Phobia is the new mental disorder of the left. It is similiar to Hate GW Syndrome!)
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To: goldstategop

We get em all, don't we?? Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein...as nauseum, ad infinitum;)


18 posted on 12/24/2004 8:50:37 AM PST by international american
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To: nightdriver

"the environment will pay the price.""

Nah, the environment has no money.


19 posted on 12/24/2004 8:52:10 AM PST by international american
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To: Reactionary
Have yet to hear from Pelosi of what to do long range to reduce the annual media spectacular of showing burning forests and wilderness.
Six and seven million acres of good forest up in flames a year should not escape Pelosi's attention.
20 posted on 12/24/2004 9:00:43 AM PST by hermgem
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

And the extension of government ownership is what mainly distinguishes Socialism from other schemes for the improvement of man's lot in society: Socialists would nationalize productive property.

Into the hands of politicians and bureaucrats would come all titles to property; government would be the sole employer, and as the only employer, government would assign a task to each citizen and lay down the terms on which men would hold their jobs.

If this sounds like the army, it is because Socialism is in fact a militaristic organization of society. Socialism involves a command type of operation and, because "whosoever controls a man's subsistence controls the man," a socialist society becomes a minutely regulated bureaucratic tyranny. - Edmund A. Optiz, The Foundation for Economic Education, Inc.


21 posted on 12/24/2004 9:06:24 AM PST by sergeantdave (Help save the environment. Drop off your old tires and refrigerators at the Sierra Club.)
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To: farmfriend


22 posted on 12/24/2004 9:07:30 AM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: sergeantdave

We have been voted into office for more than a decade and consider their whining?


23 posted on 12/24/2004 9:13:33 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection (www.whatyoucrave.com)
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To: TheSpottedOwl

Wasn't there a little reported fire in Alaska this year that burns millions fo acres? When I first moved to Colordo from Tennessee I went up into the National Forest here and was amazed had how much undergrowth there was and how closely together the trees grew. We have fires here every year some of them really bad.


24 posted on 12/24/2004 9:22:32 AM PST by dljordan
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To: SierraWasp
I'm having difficulty trying to separate what are her quotes, from what the story writer is saying! The selected editorial comment above, is in a paragraph that starts off with quotation marks, but no closing quotation marks!!!

You only close-quote the last paragraph in the quoted comments, and show the continuation of the passage by giving opening quotes at each paragraph. Basic style for printing quoted passages.

That said; she's a flaming liberal with less brains than a pine needle. (Not as pretty either!)

25 posted on 12/24/2004 9:23:36 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Whoever, whatever state, etc, put this sociopath wench in office, please. make her go away!
26 posted on 12/24/2004 9:41:15 AM PST by gidget7 (God Bless America, and our President George W. Bush)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
...ensuring the survival of the forests for future generations.

Gee, Nancy, what are future generations going to do when a tree dies? It won't be around for them to admire. Ain't life cruel?

27 posted on 12/24/2004 9:43:55 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all things that need to be done need to be done by the government.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The national forests belong to the American people, but these regulations were written with the special interests, not the public interest, in mind.

Can we expect this philosopher to present a statement outlining what the public interest actually is? We are all supposed to know what special interest is, they must be teaching that in the public schools.

28 posted on 12/24/2004 9:47:37 AM PST by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Hey Nancybeotsch. Go to Show Lo AZ and spew this. Or even closer to home.


29 posted on 12/24/2004 9:52:40 AM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection; abbi_normal_2; Ace2U; adam_az; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; alphadog; amom; ...
Rights, farms, environment ping.
Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.
I don't get offended if you want to be removed.
30 posted on 12/24/2004 11:33:28 AM PST by farmfriend ( Congratulation. You are everything we've come to expect from years of government training.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The regulations released by the Bush Administration today are an insult to every American who cares about our national forests. By greatly weakening critical protections, the regulations will increase the exploitation of our natural resources by private companies without ensuring the survival of the forests for future generations.

After the San Bernardino fires, Nancy Pelosi and her dependent claque of green fascists pose the gravest single threat to forest health.

31 posted on 12/24/2004 11:45:49 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

message from ken to nancy:

your democrat left is a special interest.


32 posted on 12/24/2004 11:48:53 AM PST by ken21 (kerrycide = running 4 president on treasonous service in vietnam)
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To: international american
We get em all, don't we?? Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein...as nauseum, ad infinitum;)

Feinswine may deserve your ire for other issues, but on the matter of using timber harvesting to improve forest health she has actually come down on the right side on several occasions, particularly with the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group legislation.

33 posted on 12/24/2004 11:49:24 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: BenLurkin

Liberal special interest groups don't count, you see, even if they go against the beliefs of the majority of the American people.


34 posted on 12/24/2004 11:54:33 AM PST by Sofa King (MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval.)
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To: farmfriend

BTTT!!!!!!


35 posted on 12/24/2004 12:03:40 PM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
By greatly weakening critical protections, the regulations will increase the exploitation of our natural resources by private companies without ensuring the survival of the forests for future generations.

By overregulating the national lands, Pelosi will take meat off of the tables of American hunters, increase the mortgage debt of American homeowners by increasing construction material expenses, and steal the paychecks of thousands of American timberworkers.

36 posted on 12/24/2004 1:35:05 PM PST by HolgerDansk ("Oh Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Feinstein is not entirely evil; she is right on a few issues.


37 posted on 12/24/2004 2:25:41 PM PST by international american
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

The Organic Act of June 4, 1897, (30 Stat. 34-36; codified U.S.C. vol. 16, sec. 551), amendment to the Sundry Civil Appropriations Act, stated that the purpose justifying establishment of the forest reserves was for securing a continuous timber supply and favorable water flows.


38 posted on 12/24/2004 5:00:14 PM PST by marsh2
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