Rep. Young Applauds Logjam Timber Sale Decision
Washington, D.C. - Alaskan Congressman Don Young released the following statement Sept. 24 after news that the Logjam timber sale appeals have been rejected:
"Over the last few decades I have watched the timber industry go from 15,000 jobs to nothing," said Rep. Young. "Big corporations are already gone, and now we are fighting over this minute timber sale which will keep small family owned mills in business. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the selected alternative for this project will allow the harvest of approximately 73 million board feet of timber, approximately 25 miles of new road and will provide between 251 and 356 well-needed jobs over the life of the project. This project can get started as early as October 9th as long as the extreme environmentalists stop putting their fundraising goals before our people and don't file suit. I am incredibly encouraged by today's decision."