CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 11, 1992
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Final installment of Timber or Trees.
(Missoula, Montana: Greg Lafave) Communities unfairly led to rely on dying resource; Possible job loss from restrictions on clear cutting; Timber program operates on subsidies which continue; Most logs are ground into chips; Many say Tongas Forest Program is losing money; Most of the money from timber sales; Service can divert profits to road building and administrative costs; Only $3 per truckload goes to treasury; Federal program based on making profits; Efforts to develop most productive forests are failing. [Interviews with Larry CRAIG, Senator (R) Idaho; James McCLURE, Former Senator, Timber Lobbyist; Joe MEHRKENS, Former Forest Service Employee; John SISK, SE Alaska Conservation Council; Dale ROBERTSON, Chief United States Forest Service; George MILLER, Representative (D) California; Mike BADER, Alliance for the Wild Rockies; Dave JOLLY, Regional Forester U.S. Forest Service.]