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Bush to sell our national forests to beef-up irresponsible budget February 20, 2006 4:52 AM

Hi Pat,

The Bush administration plans to sell more than 300,000 acres of national forests and public lands to raise money for the federal treasury.


This would be a shortsighted, irresponsible shift in federal land-management policy. The monetary gains would be temporary, but the land would be gone forever! Take Action!
The Bush administration recently announced its proposal to sell more than 300,000 acres of national forests and public lands. The land sales could total more than $1 billion and would be the largest sale of forestland in decades. Take Action!

Forest Service officials say the sales are needed to raise $800 million over the next five years to pay for schools and roads in rural counties hurt by logging cutbacks on federal land.

While increasing military funding by 6.9%, the Bush administration has cut education spending by 3.8% in this FY2007 budget and now they want to sell our forests to pick up the slack? This is a serious confusion of priorities.

Selling public land to pay down the deficit would be a shortsighted and irresponsible shift in federal land-management policy. The monetary gains would be temporary, but the land would be gone forever. There are better ways to fund public schooling.

The public has until late March to comment on the sales. Urge your Senator to oppose this reckless effort.

Thank you for making a difference today,

Agata Gussmann
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