Fire fallout

Industry demands public money to salvage logs.

Another logic-lacking media release put out by the logging industry in July called for more and faster access to log all the burnt forest. They claimed they needed government assistance to cart the logs long distances to their mills and maybe even money to help with storage (they have to keep them damp to prevent cracking) until they had orders to sell the logs.

In the next sentence they said that for each day they weren’t cutting forests they were losing half a million dollars.

So, if they can make half a million a day, umm – why do they need tax-payers to foot the bill for their transport and storage costs?

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