Oppose New Laws That Put our National Forests at Risk

800px-Pinus_strobus_Syvania

Target: Speaker of the House John Boehner

Goal: Remove law changes that could harm our national forests

The woods, deserts, and temperate rainforests encompassing Nevada, Michigan, and Washington have large areas of untouched sanctuaries for wildlife.  It is important that these areas remain pristine so that nature can thrive to its fullest.  Unfortunately, congress is considering to change certain laws that would allow new logging projects in these areas, making its wildlife vulnerable.

Logging is the cutting and loading of trees onto trucks or removing and/or transporting wood.  The reasoning behind these changes is to support fuel reduction projects, but these changes are not necessary.  By allowing logging in these areas, wildlife habitats will most certainly be put at risk.  Most species that are threatened or endangered today became so because of human interference with their natural balance.  Not only will plants and animals be harmed, but so will nearby communities and even the national supply of drinking water.  About half of the nation’s drinking water comes from these forests, and interference in these places will interfere with it’s purity.

Besides the dangers to our environment, the new laws will also decrease the amount of public participation allowed in certain environmental review processes.  We must keep our freedom and our forests, deserts, and rainforests safe.  Congress is voting on this issue now.  Please urge them not to allow these changes for the protection of our environment and habitat conservation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Rep. Boehner,

Section 8203 of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 allows logging in untouched, delicate areas of the deserts of Nevada, rainforests of Washington, and forests of northern Michigan.  I am writing to you asking that you reject Section 8203 as it puts the public and the environment at greater risk.

If logging is built in these untouched areas, it could greatly damage wildlife habitat, creating new threats and endangerment to various species.  Communities near these sites will be disrupted as well.  Also, do not forget that half of the nation’s drinking water comes from springs in these forests, and if logging is allowed, the purity of our water could be tainted.

These new law changes could lead to intrusions that have the potential to be hazardous to our environment.  Most environmental problems are caused by human disruption and error, and allowing logging is not worth the risk.  Please remove Section 8203 of the Farm Bill for the sake of our forests and our environmental welfare.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Joesph O’Brien, USDA Forest Service via Wikimedia Commons

Sign the Petition

  • Only your name will be displayed. By signing, you accept our terms and may receive updates on this and related causes.
FacebookCare2 NewsTwitterEmailShare

4 Comments

  1. yvonne marie green says:

    We need untouched, pristine forests! NOT logging sites!!! The destructruction that is caused is permanent… to the animals, environment, people, etc. Awful!!!

  2. ALEXANDERN KOVESY says:

    THERE ARE PRECIOUS FEW PRISTINE FOREST LEFT ANYWHERE. THESE AREAS PROVIDE SO MUCH FOR US. NOT JUST PLEASURE IN THEIR BEAUTY BUT ALSO LIFE SUSTAINING FUNCTIONS. CLEAN AIR, WATER RESOURCES, HABITAT FOR ANIMALS AND PLANT SPECIES. LONG GONE ARE THE DAYS OF VAST TRACTS OF FOREST RESOURCES. THESE LAST REMAINING VESTIGES, NATURES SANCTUARIES BOTH FOR ANIMALS AND MAN MUST BE PRESERVED FOR MANS WELLBEING AND CONTINUANCE ON THIS EARTH. PLEASE NO LOGGING THESE AREAS. THE DESTRUCTION CAUSED MAY WELL BE OUR OWN!!!! SCIENTIST ARE FINDING PLANETS LOCATED IN THE SO CALLED “GOLDILOCKS” POSITION THAT MAY BE HABITABLE. BUT WE HAVE TO ASK, WILL THIS BE IN TIME? BEFORE OUR OWN PLANET BECOMES UNINHABITABLE????? PLEASE REMOVE SECTION 8203 FROM THE FARM BILL. BOTH, FOR OUR AND THE PLANETS WELLBEING.

  3. I looked at Section 8203 of the bill and it has nothing to do with the “delicate areas of the deserts of Nevada, rain forests of Washington, and forests of northern Michigan.” Section 8203 is about combating the pine beetle infestation, and does not even mention Michigan or Washington. Did any one that signed this petition actually take the time to read the bill?

  4. Why did you not post my other comment? The citation to the bill is wrong. People are signing stuff with out correct information. They do not even know what they are signing. Section 8203 of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 is actually very good for the environment. If anybody actually read it they would realize this.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Facebook Comments

comments

980 Signatures

  • Eric von Borstel
  • James Thrailkill
  • Julia Amsler
  • sheila childs
  • joan walker
  • Mal Gaff
  • Nancy Petersen
  • Holly Hall
  • Rebecca Williams
  • Frédérique Pommarat
1 of 98123...98
Skip to toolbar