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Video from Sen Tester’s Logging Bill Press Conference

Posted by Matthew Koehler on July 20, 2009

The Great Falls Tribune’s Lowdown blog has video and audio from the entire press conference for Senator Tester’s Mandated Logging Bill announcement last Friday at RY Timber in Townsend, Montana.

If you have any doubt that this bill is really an effort by self-selected special interests groups and timber corporations to mandate 156 square miles of industrial logging on public lands in Montana and give tens of millions in US taxpayer subsidies to Montana’s timber industry (during the steepest decline in lumber consumption in US history) you need to watch the press conference and listen to the very telling Q/A between Senator Tester and reporters.  Notice how Senator Tester was asked (and pretty much entirely ignored or danced around) a bunch of important questions regarding how all this mandated logging will pay for restoration work given there’s no demand for lumber.

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