Air Dates: April 18 & 19, 2015
This week, we’re investigating the latest scheme to “save” the timber industry by doing everything possible, short of actually cutting any trees. It never ceases to amaze that the so-called “smart people” in the room, our elected officials like Sen. Ron Wyden, want to do everything except the obvious.
In related news, Sen. Ron Wyden announced a plan to “save retail” by making it illegal to sell anything.
But with all this talk about forcing the feds to give control of state lands to the states, we’re hearing concerns from listeners who want to know more about what, exactly, this would look like. What about miners’ rights who hold federal mining claims? What about the wilderness areas — how do we develop areas without losing our natural heritage?
With guests Nick Smith of Healthy Forests and Rep. Ken Ivory (UT) of the American Lands Council.
- Nick Smith’s organization: Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities
- Ken Ivory’s group: American Lands Council
- Why the control of state lands matters: New “Bundy Ranch” stand-off in Josephine County? BLM attempting to seize control of Galice Mining District “because we said so.”
- Capital Press article on US Forest Service considering endangerment listing for Spotted Owl. Again.
Rally ‘Round the Flag Event
Here in Oregon, we have a strong heritage of using our natural resources wisely. But well-intended yet weak-minded “environmentalists” believe they are “protecting” the environment by not touching it–or allowing anyone else to harvest them. Worse, our lands are being controlled by people out east who’ve never set foot on them and have no idea about how to manage them; people who’ve been persuaded by the well-funded environmental lobby that we should never touch these lands.
Oregon Citizen’s Lobby invites you to join them for a fantastic day of speakers, networking, and fun! And a chance to learn more about the effort to transfer control of the federal lands to the people who know best how to manage them: Oregonians.
The event will feature prominent leaders in this effort, booths, networking opportunities, and a panel discussion to answer your questions.
- Rep. Ken Ivory (UT) of the American Lands Council
- Noah Wall, FreedomWorks Grassroots Director
- Jeff Kropf, Oregon Capital Watch
- Mark Anderson, host of I Spy Radio
- David Hunnicutt, Oregonians in Action
- Dennis Linthicum, former Klamath County Commissioner