TCS and Other Taxpayer Groups Urge Termination of Money-Losing Timber Sales

TCS and Other Taxpayer Groups Urge Termination of Money-Losing Timber Sales

Energy & Natural Resources,  | Quick Take
Mar 18, 2015  | 49 sec read | Print Article

On Wednesday, TCS led a coaltion of taxpayer advocacy groups in sending a letter to the House of Representatives supporting efforts by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) to prohibit money-losing timber sales in the Tongass National Forest. From 2008 through 2013, the Forest Service spent $139.1 million on Tongass timber sales (including road construction) and received only $8.6 million in sale proceeds, a net loss of $130.5 million. Preventing the Forest Service from losing of millions of dollars providing timber to the timber industry is simply good fiscal policy.

The full text of the letter is available for download here.

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