Oregon’s Timber Counties Cut Costs as Federal Aid Evaporates

Nearly 30 years after environmental protections slashed logging in federal forests, Oregon counties are struggling to provide basic services. These so-called timber counties received hundreds of millions of dollars during logging’s long heyday, and since then the federal government has continued to pour money in to make up for timber’s downfall.

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Timber Industry Says Cascade-Siskiyou Protections Threaten Loggers

A lobbying group for the timber industry claims the last minute expansion of protections for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument by former President Barack Obama threatens to push loggers into poverty and violates a Congressional mandate which protects their industry.

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