Skip to comments.Pelosi: 'Forest Regulations Written With Special Interests, Not Public Interest, In Mind'
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."
I don't understand how this person can continue to talk with a face of plastic.
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...
Liberals have treated the Western States like mindless simpletons for decades. I see they're still at it. Keep it up, Nancy!
And the idiot just lost an election.
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!!!
Nancy should be aware that the make-up she puts on with a caulking gun is not environmentally sound...
Would somebody, PLEASE, straightjacket that woman!
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.
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.
"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?
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:
Nancy uses a 6 inch in diameter gunite spraying hose to put her makeup on.
We get em all, don't we?? Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein...as nauseum, ad infinitum;)
"the environment will pay the price.""
Nah, the environment has no money.
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.
We have been voted into office for more than a decade and consider their whining?
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.
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!)
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?
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.
Hey Nancybeotsch. Go to Show Lo AZ and spew this. Or even closer to home.
After the San Bernardino fires, Nancy Pelosi and her dependent claque of green fascists pose the gravest single threat to forest health.
message from ken to nancy:
your democrat left is a special interest.
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.
Liberal special interest groups don't count, you see, even if they go against the beliefs of the majority of the American people.
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.
Feinstein is not entirely evil; she is right on a few issues.
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.