Epoch Times 7/12/2012
Excerpt: “There are 14 different bills packaged together in H.R. 2578, the Conservation and Economic Growth Act, many of which would roll back some form of environmental protection—particularly around state parks—opening up new areas for hunting, fishing, logging, and other activities where they are currently banned.
Among these is logging of old-growth in the Tongass National Forest, in Southeast Alaska. The forest is one of the world’s largest temperate rain forests, and is home to some of the world’s last old-growth forest. Old-growth forest is characterized by very large, very old trees and exceptional bio-diversity. Lumber cut from old-growth trees is also the most valuable. ….”