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The Oregon timber industry won huge tax cuts in the 1990s. Now it may get another break thanks to a top lawmaker

As the cost of fighting wildfires increases, state Sen. Elizabeth Steiner has proposed a bill — developed in consultation with the logging industry — that would shift millions in expenses away from the biggest landowners and onto taxpayers.
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Biden administration takes historic step to protect old-growth forest

Environmental advocates say action is still needed to protect “mature” trees, while industry views the move as hindering timber harvests that provide wildfire protection.
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U.S. logging plans show it's easier to make climate promises than to keep them

There’s a disconnect between what officials are saying at the COP27 climate talks about how to end deforestation and what they’re doing at home.
West Virginia clashes over new Corridor H highway by Blackwater Falls

West Virginia clashes over new Corridor H highway by Blackwater Falls

A highway project planned since the 1960s is about to be built in West Virginia. Critics worry it will hurt the environment — and their revived economies.
California’s timber industry is calling on the military to help control fires

California’s timber industry is calling on the military to help control fires

As California confronts peak wildfire season with fewer firefighters than usual, the state’s timber industry is pushing federal and state officials to take an unprecedented step in calling in the military before fires get out of control.
The rise and fall of America's environmentalist underground

The rise and fall of America's environmentalist underground

This year, one of the last fugitives of the Earth Liberation Front pleaded guilty to arson — at a moment when climate activists are again flirting with radical ideas.
Is clear-cutting U.S. forests good for wildlife?

Is clear-cutting U.S. forests good for wildlife?

Critics say the idea that forests should be logged to keep them young so wildlife can thrive is based on flawed science.

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