Tuesday, February 21, 2006

OK, I'm Pissed!

So let's see...There's a wild and beautiful tract of land that developers are trying to get their hands on but the locals want to save it. The conservation crowd gets together and raises money, buys the land, and donates it to the Forest Service for protection. This happened in 2004 and less than two years later, the Forest Service plans to sell the land to the developers, anyway.

In the Southeast, they are trying to sell off 55,000 acres. The smoke screen is that they are claiming the money will go to help rural schools. It will only raise one billion dollars...which will pay for roughly half the tax break they gave Exxon in the last two weeks.

check your state for damage:

The List

Every day I see the horrible effects of the Bush administration. This one so pisses me off I could spit.

Read this, get mad, and contact your reps through the link at the end.

via Kos




  1. Just when you think things couldn't get any worse.....

  2. Anonymous5:56 PM

    which particular tract are you referring to? just curious. perhaps the conservation group that originally bought & donated it would have some legal standing to block the sale under conservation easements or some such.

    - katuah, dropping in from Facing South

  3. That's a disgrace. And it's heartbreaking.

    Didja just happen to notice the small acreage under threat in one large and one not-small state -- Texas and Wyoming? Ring any bells?