Lots of catching up awaits me, but for now…
"The timber program is losing money–an estimated $48 million in the last fiscal year. It makes no sense to ask the taxpayers of this country to funnel millions more to such an expensive endeavor."
–Republican Senator John Sununu of New Hampshire, on a senate amendment to the appropriations bill for the Interior Department. The amendment, which was sponsored by Sununu and Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, would have prevented up to 17.3 million in taxpayer subsidies for new road construction in the Tongass National Forest. The amendment was defeated.
[from Forest magazine, the fall 2005 edition of the excellent publication by the Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics]