DaveB":2qs9n6i5 said:You need a spokesman to stand up and say businesses can build in x y or z city. Keep the forest as uncommercial as possible.
If the comments are, in fact, from local residents of those areas, I feel they should have a say in how the land is used. We all look at the national forests as a place to get away from it all; those people are trying to make a living in those locations.DaveB":1yqpnd2a said:The pro-sale folks are just blowing smoke. Maybe they think their own fortunes will improve as a result but those are pipe dreams.
First off, the commercial was addressing pollution which, in the 60s and 70s, was worse than now. Many people have changed their habits through the years - e.g. throwing trash out of your car is fairly rare now - and water and air pollution is far lower than it was then.DaveB":1yqpnd2a said:Remember the commercial of the American Indian with tears running down his face over the degradation of the land?
GUNNERX2":33y74g7q said:I believe the BLM is proposing the same kind of action in the western states. Folks out there are in an uproar as many use those lands for hunting and fishing. The BLM is claiming that upkeep of roads and bridges is impossible with their current budget. Selling "surplus" land would takeaway some of that burden.