|"The United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management sell trees from public forests - meaning they belong to you - to big timber corporations at prices that often do not even cover the administrative costs... For example, in the Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska, 400-year-old hemlock, spruce, and cedar are sold to huge timber corporations for less than the price of a cheeseburger, and taxpayers pay for the building of logging roads as well. The Forest Service looses hundreds of millions of dollars a year on its timber-sale programs. In other words, if you pay taxes, you pay to deforest your own land."
~Derrick Jensen & George Draffan,
Strangely Like War: the Global Assault on Forests
"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another."
|Rincon Rainforest, Costa Rica
Photo Dan Janzen
|Michael Moore, director (Roger & Me, TV Nation, The Big One, The Awful Truth, Fahrenheit 9/11)
DVD of Academy Award winning documentary Bowling for Columbine, liner notes signed by Michael Moore
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