Kudos to Parrot
By Jack Slaght
October 09, 2008
I whole heartedly agree with Katie Parrot's assessment of where
we currently stand with respect to our region's economic, political,
environmental, and individual state of affairs. She correctly
identifies our collective reality as being one where we live
in wooden houses, burn fossil fuels, we can look around us and
see plenty of healthy forest (including younger stands of timber).
I would add that in spite of all the radical environmentalist
doom & gloom that has been thrown out for the "public"
to digest for a couple of decades, we still retain good fish
& wildlife habitat throughout Southeast Alaska.
Since the early 1990's, several thousand hard-working people
lost their livlihoods as the forest products industry was being
dismantled so we could "save our Planet". That threw
a heavier forest products supply-side burden on developing nations
who have little in the way of environmental laws. Now our nation
and region have fallen upon challenging economic times. I would
say that we have been taken to the cleaners as a people by folks
who've had very questionable, if not selfish, motives.
About: "Former professional
logger & timber faller"
Received October 09, 2008 -
Published October 09, 2008
By Katie Parrott
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