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Wyden's Plan For Revenue Generation from O & C Lands Fails To Solve The Fundamental Problem
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Wyden's Plan For Revenue Generation from O & C Lands Fails To Solve The Fundamental Problem

On November 26, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released his plan to generate tax revenue from Oregon and California lands currently under control of the federal Bureau of Land Management. The plan has met with mixed reviews. Counties in Oregon that are desperate to replace lost tax revenue from timber jobs are crossing their fingers, hoping this is their long sought solution. Environmentalists are predictably frothing at the mouth. But the solution proffered only serves to expose the problem in more stark relief: the fact that any of these lands are under federal control is the real problem.

12/27/2013
American Lands Council - A Constitutional Means To Financial Stability For Western States
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American Lands Council - A Constitutional Means To Financial Stability For Western States

The American Lands Council recently came to Oregon to discuss the dichotomy between Eastern and Western states in the percentage of land owned by the federal government.

11/29/2013
The Conflicting Interests Of Forest Certification Programs
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The Conflicting Interests Of Forest Certification Programs

For decades, the debate has raged over how best to manage private forestland to promote forest health while taking full economic advantage of our natural resources. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in an effort to appear to be fostering voluntary compliance, has increasingly supported Forest Certification programs. Now, I'm going to be honest with you - before I began researching this concept, I had no idea what the significance was or how it could affect the economy and consumers of wood products.

06/24/2013