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    BeninSC

    Back in my younger days, I was part of the IWW-Earth First! alliance that worked with Judi Bari to help prevent old-growth clearcutting in the Pacific Northwest. We developed a movement against clear-cutting within the logging workers themselves, by asking them the brutally simple question: "What do you think happens to your job once all the trees are cut?"

    The whole "jobs vs the environment" thing has always been a myth. Sustainable logging can protect both jobs AND the environment. Unsustainable logging can protect neither.

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 06:20:22 AM PDT

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    •  link to Washington Landslide article (1+ / 0-)
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      BeninSC

      Thanks, Lenny!  Here is the link:

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      A part that got edited out, to make the article shorter and more focused, had to do with the whole jobs thing.  Funny how we only care about jobs that destroy natural resources.  Here is what I have to say about logging jobs, which are the second most hazardous occupation after fishing, according to the government:

      "Logging jobs are treated as sacrosanct. Logging proponents will often say we have to allow logging in order to support jobs in rural areas, jobs which are dangerous  and few, due to mechanized logging. If jobs really were a driver, more labor-intensive sustainable logging would be practiced instead of mechanized clear-cutting. Plus, no one else in American gets job security. Companies do not establish typing pools to employ secretaries. Companies get tax breaks to move jobs overseas. Our country does not much care if teachers, possibly our most valuable employees, lose their jobs. Why should loggers enjoy special status?"

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