Anti-logging lawsuits help environmentalists burn down homes

McLatchy reports that lawmakers and witnesses who testified before a US House subcommittee state that lawsuits from environmentalist groups are draining much needed resources that could be used to log forests in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tuolumne County, California supervisor Randy Hanvelt made his case during testimony by using photographs taken during the 2013 Yosemite-area…

Canadian environmentalists defend bird nests over logging

The Pebble in the Pond Environmental Society out of Powell River, British Columbia has recently announced they will work to block logging by court action resulting from a study the group did assessing bird nest populations. According to Powell River’s Peak Online, a field ornithologist and wildlife technician specializing in birds from Vancouver Island named…

The great Gipson Guitar raid

Back in 2009 Gipson Guitars had its facilities raided by federal agents for allegedly buying wood illegally from Madagascar. The feds returned again in 2011 further alleging the company was using wood obtained illegally from India. Fortunately, the claims made by the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal bureaucrats turned out not to be true,…

Environmentalists use seabird to sack Oregon logging

A federal appeals court has turned away a challenge by American Forest Resources Council (AFRC) attorneys seeking to end endangered species protections for a species of bird that resides in Oregon forests. According to the Associated Press, the ruling given this past Friday upholds not only bird protections but is tantamount to halting logging in…

Greenpeace harasses Canadian paper company

There is trouble afoot in The Great White North and, no, it is not over global warming. The Montreal Gazette reports Greenpeace has decided to lock horns with Canadian paper company Resolute Forest Products over claims that the paper company’s logging practices in the Canadian boreal forest. As part of Greenpeace’s campaign, the group urged…

Environmentalists use spotted owl to halt California logging

Environmentalists claim that cutting down trees in forests affected by wildfires can bring about the extinction of California spotted owls. This point was articulated by greens in an attempt to petition the US Forest Service to consider the animal endangered and protected under endangered species statutes. According to The Business Journal, environmentalists allege that scientific…