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AMERICAN FOREST RESOURCE ALLIANCE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMENTS ON GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

 AMERICAN FOREST RESOURCE ALLIANCE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 COMMENTS ON GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
 PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued by Mark Rey, American Forest Resource Alliance (AFRA) executive director, commenting on the 1992 general election results:
 "Yesterday's vote for change powerfully underscores the deep public concern about the economy and jobs.
 "Clearly, a balance between economic security and other objectives is at a premium and President-elect Clinton convinced voters that he could best strike that balance.
 "We are therefore hopeful that the upcoming timber summit, promised by President-elect Clinton, can ultimately lead to congressional approval of a legally and scientifically defensible, fair and equitable, long-term solution to the timber availability crisis -- a solution that reflects the economic balance voters are demanding.
 "The forest products industry in concert with organized labor and resource-dependent communities pledge to fervently work with the new administration toward this goal.
 "But at the same time, tens of thousands of residents of timber- dependent communities remain fearful of the extreme philosophy already being articulated by environmental groups, who myopically claim that Tuesday's vote represents a referendum favoring their political objectives regardless of the human costs.
 "Indeed, even before exit poll results were revealed Tuesday, media availabilities were already being announced to paint the new results with a green brush.
 "President-elect Clinton can positively respond to the concerns of forest communities by appointing individuals who reflect a sense of balance and fairness to key natural-resource positions in his administration.
 "The new administration and Congress should be mindful of the lingering job-sapping recession; the dearth of environmental initiatives on statewide ballots; the defeat of the few measures that qualified; and the overwhelming sentiment of the general public in favor of protecting both the environment as well as jobs, schools and local governments.
 "This inherent lesson is clearly illustrated in the defeat of Indiana Rep. Jim Jontz, Minnesota Rep. Gerry Sikorski and Pennsylvania Rep. Peter H. Kostmayer, who ignored the widespread, lawsuit-induced suffering of timber-dependent communities.
 "Many complex problems remain on the front burner, including the unrestricted legal warfare against forest families and communities, and the inflexible implementation of the Endangered Species Act.
 "The faces and the views in Washington, D.C., may have changed, but these challenges persist. The forest products industry remains committed to working with its friends in organized labor, resource- dependent communities and all others of good faith to take whatever steps are necessary to finally end the war in the woods."
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 /CONTACT: Kevin Brett, 503-222-7456, or Barry Polsky, 202-463-2467, both of the American Forest Resource Alliance/ CO: American Forest Resource Alliance ST: Oregon, District of Columbia IN: PAP SU:


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