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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:29 AM

Ever since I was a kid I heard the narrative that environmentalists ruined the rural Oregon economy.

Ever since I was a kid, I heard the narrative that “environmentalists” ruined the rural Oregon economy. Turns out huge corporate tax cuts for Wall Street-backed logging companies cost those rural counties and schools far more in lost revenue, and the data backs it up


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Reply Ever since I was a kid I heard the narrative that environmentalists ruined the rural Oregon economy. (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2020 OP
jalan48 Jul 2020 #1
riversedge Jul 2020 #2
cilla4progress Jul 2020 #3
UpInArms Jul 2020 #4
Wellstone ruled Jul 2020 #5

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:40 AM

1. A lot of mill jobs were lost as well because it was more profitable to sell whole logs to

Asia rather than mill them here in Oregon. "Cut and Run" was a term I heard growing up that was used to describe corporate management of local resources.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:42 AM

2. The Truth is coming out too late

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:43 AM

3. Wish there was a like

for inthread posts. 👍

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:51 AM

4. We were in Oregon in 2006

Enjoying the scenery ... browsing in an antique store ...

Had a few items in my hand ...

The owner of the shop started spewing crap ....

“I can wipe my ass on that spotted owl ... the wretched environmentalist have ruined our state ... etc ...”

I put down my almost purchases and walked out ...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:27 AM

5. Thanks for the Post.

Each and everyone needs to read this and see the real truth as to why Logging shut down.

Side story should be,the Clear Cutting wiped out the true profitable Timber to Harvest,and Replanting that was promised by the Lumber Companies never happened.

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