<< But tens of thousands of family wage job were lost in the woods an mills, sacrificed on the environmental alter of the Spotted OwlThose jobs weren't lost due to the spotted owl, they were lost because 95% of the old growth forests were logged and there was hardly any left. The spotted owl was used as an excuse to save the last 5%.>> Large amounts of land affected by Spotted Owl rulings were in second growth forests. And of course the Spotted Owl was just an excuse for powerful special interests to take control of land away from the native Americans who lived on it for the second time. The first time that was done it was done to Indians. The second time it was done it was done to the white working class that occupied most of this rural territory and small mill towns and such. Of course, in both cases these groups were despised and held in contempt by those elite groups as their ability to use the land was taken away from them.Seattle Pioneer
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