Clinton's unpopular timber plan

Mestel, Rosie
July 1993
New Scientist;7/10/93, Vol. 139 Issue 1881, p7
Reveals President Clinton's plan for solving the timber crisis in the Pacific Northwest. Calls for reduction of logging in the region; Preservation of the northern spotted owl; Reaction by environmentalist groups; Effects on jobs in the timber industry.


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