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Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club urge California to get clearcutting out of cap and trade

Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club urge CARB to get clearcutting out of cap and trade

Friends of the Earth and Sierra Club urge CARB to get clearcutting out of cap and trade
Groups give billionaire timber baron Red Emmerson mock “climate champion” award

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Today, a coalition of environmental groups including Sierra Club California and Friends of the Earth delivered a letter to California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols and Climate Action Reserve Chair Linda Adams urging them to fix a fundamental flaw in the cap and trade regulations implementing AB 32, the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act, that allows companies to sell offset credits for “even-age management” — a practice that involves clearcutting forests and replanting monoculture stands of uniform age.

The letter charges that California’s current forest protocol “undermines the credibility of California’s cap and trade system by incentivizing the destruction of old-growth forests,” and calls on CARB and CAR to adopt an immediate moratorium on registration of carbon credits from forest projects that entail clearcutting. See link for more….

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SPI plans more clearcutting near Hwy 4 & Cottage Springs Sierra Pacific Industries has just announced their plans for even more clearcuts in Calaveras County  – this logging plan is  near Cottage Springs and Highway 4. EPFW will be reviewing this and two other new very large clearcutting plans in our … Continue reading

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Is Sierra Pacific Industries “green” SFI certification “greenwashing”?

Is Sierra Pacific Industries’ clearcutting under the so called “green” SFI certification “greenwashing”?  You decide. Sierra Pacific Industries claims that their clearcut logging methods are environmentally friendly and sustainable and proudly stands behind their SFI forest certification.  Last week,  however, according … Continue reading

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TV commercials Against Clearcutting in California

TV Commercials Against  Clearcutting in California Two new TV commercials  against clearcutting and urging Governor Jerry Brown to take action have  begun airing in the Sacramento area. They were sponsored by the Battle Creek Alliance and are being aired by Comcast. They are … Continue reading

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New video released “Clearcutting California Forests”

  Clearcutting our forests – Time is running out for wildlife.  Tens of thousands of acres will be clearcut this year. Please check out this  NEW short video – “Clearcutting in California”  then share the shameful secret that California is … Continue reading

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New Clearcut Logging Plan Near Arnold, CA

Sierra Pacific Industries has filed yet another horrific clearcut logging plan.  Here are the details and an aerial overview of this forest area that will be severely clearcut. THP 4-12-030 CAL (Lookout THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 404 acres; 61% clearcut, … Continue reading

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New clearcut logging plan adjacent to Big Trees State Park

SPI has a new clearcutting logging plan near Arnold and Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Here is a summary of that plan from the THPtrackingcenter. The aerial view above shows how much complete forest removal has already occurred in this area. … Continue reading

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park Clearcuts PDF and Photo

Big Trees State Park various pictures poster revised (PDF)

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Forest clearcutting is eliminating oaks – a critical wildlife resource

Widespread clearcutting in the Sierra Nevada by Sierra Pacific Industries is destroying an estimated 90% plus of this critical resource in clearcuts. The majority of oaks and other hardwoods are being cut, bulldozed, sprayed with herbicides, or otherwise damaged or … Continue reading

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We are subsidizing the CA timber industry!

The Sacramento
California taxpayers subsidize the logging industry to the tune of $18 million a year, according to testimony at an Assembly hearing Tuesday.
The key question before the Accountability and Administrative Review Committee was whether any of that subsidy is justified.
Owners of the state’s 8.7 million acres of private forestland argue they provide public benefits including wildlife habitat, clean air and carbon sequestration – not to mention about 22,000 jobs.
Environmental groups counter that logging causes habitat loss and water pollution and that the industry should cover all of the state’s cost to police those problems.
Data provided by the Legislative Analyst’s Office show that regulating logging on private land costs state government $18.8 million a year. That includes processing timber harvest plans, inspecting logging areas before and after harvest, and protecting downstream areas from erosion that harms salmon habitat.
The industry pays state agencies about $550,000 a year in permitting fees.
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