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joseph stone
joseph stone Campaign leader

Canadian jobs matter as much as our environment. Thats why the export of raw lumber makes no sense at all. Sign this petition. And put a…Read More

Raw-log exports reach all-time high: research

Times Colonist
Environmental groups and some unions are calling on the province to change its policy regarding the export of raw logs. The Ancient Forests Alliance, Sierra Club of British Columbia and the Wilderness Committee have joined with unions representing pulp and paper workers to ask the government to ban exports from old-growth forests, impose higher…Read More
joseph stone
joseph stone Campaign leader

Why should we destroy our own forest and job market for the profits of corporations. We and the next generations will be the ones left…Read More

Opinion: Shipping raw logs out of B.C. is bleeding our forest industry and communities dry

Vancouver Sun
A bulk carrier with a shipment of export logs destined for Asia from Northern Vancouver Island. Lemare Lake Logging Ltd. Early this month, a paper mill on Vancouver Island was forced to shut down for six days because of a “lack” of raw material to run the mill. The mill, owned by Catalyst, stands at the waterfront in Port…Read More
joseph stone
joseph stone Campaign leader

Bad #business, and #bad for our #environment. #Exporting raw lumber continues to be a nightmare for all.

China’s state-owned BC logging company cheats Canadian exporter out of millions, fails to pay workers — Lawsuit

ThinkPol
By Amy Chen, with reports from Duncan Anderson A Canadian forestry product exporter is suing one of China’s State-owned logging companies operating in British Columbia for allegedly supplying “80% rotten logs” and tricking the exporter into assuming the forestry company’s debts and tax obligations while failing to pay workers, according to a…Read More
joseph stone
joseph stone Campaign leader

"Professor Lindenmayer said that he and the research team found that in the past century large areas of mountain ash forests have been…Read More

Forest logging increases risk of mega fires

New growth in the ash forests of Victoria. Photo: David Blair Logging in Victoria�s mountain ash forests is increasing the risk of catastrophic wildfires, according to an expert from The Australian National University. In a study published in the journal PNAS last week, Professor David…Read More
joseph stone
joseph stone Campaign leader

A quote from the article. And very relevant. There are many rain forests in BC. And older forests always hold more moisture. "Tropical rain…Read More

Study Links Logging With Severity of Forest Fires

Hillary Mayell for National Geographic News December 3, 2001 Researchers have confirmed a long-suspected link between logging and the devastation of forest fires in tropical rain forests. Forest fires that ripped through East Kalimantan, Indonesia, in 1998 burned more than 12 million acres (5 million hectares). The Center for…Read More
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