Published on Monday, March 30, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer With Congress “dangerously close” to ramming through trade promotion authority, or Fast Track, by mid-April—in turn smoothing the way for passage of corporate-friendly trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership—lawmakers and activists are scrambling to sway key figures in the debate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell […]
Time is fast running out for the commissioners to correct oversights in Senator Ron Wyden’s forest resources bill relating to the distribution of funds derived from the CBWR grant lands.
The letter will also clarify that proceeds from CBWR be distributed on this formula only to Coos and Douglas based upon what is harvested within each county.
Since 1989 Coos Bay Wagon Road grant lands have generated more than $73 million in revenue, but where is it?
Senator Wyden’s bill does not fix this problem. Wyden’s website says his bill will double the timber harvest on the O & C lands “compared to the last 10 years
If Senator Ron Wyden’s bill is enacted as is it will no longer be a choice but a small boon to the other seventeen counties and could cost Coos County as much as $10 million a year in taxable revenue.
CCAP has donated $1,000 to the Wyden for Senate campaign even though his term isn’t up for four years. Senator Jeff Merkley is running again in 2014.
May be an elaborate hoax but here is a preview of Wyden’s forest resources bill
There were gasps from the chartreuse crowd when Gow said he had been offered only $14,000 by the pipeline company and afterwards many of them approached him to say they had no idea this project would impact people in this way
It is time to force this issue either through a citizen initiative or polite protest or downright civil disobedience or all of the above.