Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Annoying Forest Ads

There have been ads on TV for a while talking about how wonderful the Oregon laws are for protecting forests. I find them condescending because it very obviously is showing a one-sided view of the state of things (pro-industry).

Well, a few seconds on the web page, you can clearly see that the board of directors is only staffed by people in the logging (forest) industry.

This is just annoying as all get out. Our tax money is going to a state-sponsored organization that is just a mouthpiece for the industry.

But this should not be a surprise when the same government decides that a paper that shows industry practices damage the environment is unacceptable because it is "political." You see, because papers that show the industry is doing good isn't political, but bad things are political.

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