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AMERICAN FOREST RESOURCE ALLIANCE ISSUES STATEMENT ON ADAMS-LEAHY BILL

AMERICAN FOREST RESOURCE ALLIANCE ISSUES STATEMENT ON ADAMS-LEAHY BILL
 PORTLAND, Ore., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by American Forest Resource Alliance (AFRA) Executive Director Mark Rey upon introduction of forestry legislation today by senators Brock Adams, D-Wash., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.:
 "The Adams-Leahy bill is little more than a rehash of the legislation introduced by Sen. Adams a year ago. We said at that time that his bill did nothing to provide a stable timber supply in the Pacific Northwest and California, and we see no reason to change our opinion regarding today's offering.
 "Despite the rhetoric surrounding its introduction, the Adams- Leahy bill is no olive-branch to timber workers and their families.
 "It resembles most closely the bill introduced by Chairman George Miller of the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee: punitive legislation designed to destroy the rural economies of three states.
 "We are unalterably opposed to the Miller bill and its legislative cousin, the Adams-Leahy bill.
 "Meanwhile, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has before it compromise legislation, the Forests and Families Protection Act, S. 1156. Unlike the Adams-Leahy bill, S. 1156 will provide timber for the nation's needs, protect old growth and spotted owls and assure secure futures for workers and communities in the region.
 "The Senate can do no better for the national forest system and the workers dependent upon it than to approve the Forests and Families Protection Act and send it to the House."
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 /CONTACT: Barry Polsky, 202-463-2467, or Kevin Brett, 503-222-7456, both of the American Forest Resource Alliance/ CO: American Forest Resource Alliance ST: Washington, Oregon, California IN: PAP SU: LEG


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