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But in the case Georgia-Pacific West Inc. v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals turned this long-standing rule on its head. The court said that the EPA has been misinterpreting its own rules for 35 years, and that, in fact, forest roads must be regulated in similar fashion to factories and power plants.

The Ninth Circuit decision, if upheld, would crush forestry in the Pacific Northwest. As Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon put it, "One court would shut down forestry on private, state and tribal lands by subjecting it to the same, endless cycle of litigation."

1 posted on 01/25/2012 12:32:47 PM PST by Islander7
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To: Islander7

Which position will owebama support?

This is too easy - whatever causes the most disruption and loss of jobs is what owebama will support - bet on it!


2 posted on 01/25/2012 12:41:22 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Islander7

And how would this affect the building trades, the paper trade, etc. If we have to import lumber and junk wood just think how that will increase the cost of EVERYTHING (even McDonald hamburgers). Way to go O Great Uselessbama.


3 posted on 01/25/2012 1:16:30 PM PST by ProudFossil
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To: Islander7

We could abolish the EPA tomorrow and nothing will change. It’s regulatory power will just pop up at some other alphabet bureaucracy.

The only way we change this is to change the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, etc. to reign in their power, enforce more rigid science, more consistent enforcement, while eliminating environmental group abuses and bringing business to the table to judge the impact on it’s activities.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 1:25:30 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Islander7

This will effect forestry operations in every state in this union. I fail to see why enough governors do not unite and tell the EPA to go to hell, and that the state environmental agencies will control these matters within each state’s borders. If enough governors did so, what could the EPA and the Feds do?

The constitution never granted any kind of power to the EPA, but it certainly does limit said power. The governors need to take back from the federal government the powers that duly lie with the states.


5 posted on 01/25/2012 2:45:53 PM PST by Saltmeat
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