“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Further threats to these wild places come in the form of their exploitation for oil, gas, timber and mining.
Please sign the petition below to protect National Forests in the USA from exploitation that would lead to further environmental damage. This petition may be signed by anyone worldwide. We all have a responsibility to try to persuade governments of all nations to act responsibly to protect the environment from further damage and to preserve it not only for those who are alive today but for future generations and the other animals with whom we share this world.
Tell Congress – Don’t Give Away Our National Forests
“We all own America’s National Forests and federal public lands. We watch wildlife in these great places. We hike and camp. And we connect with the natural beauty that helps make this land great. But that could soon change.
The chairman of the powerful House Natural Resources Committee, Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), is urging Congress to hand over National Forests and other lands to states.
It’s a move that would almost certainly result in reduced public access and the sale of our shared wild spaces to oil, gas, timber, and mining interests as cash-strapped states struggle to manage National Forests and other public lands now overseen and protected by the federal government.”
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The above quote came from Grinning Planet where you will find similar thought provoking quotations, such as:
“In the next 24 hours, deforestation will release as much CO2 into the atmosphere as 8 million people flying from London to New York. Stopping the loggers is the fastest and cheapest solution to climate change.”
Daniel Howden, writing in The Independent