Salvage logging wounded but not dead

  • Tree planting on a burned section of the Boise Nat'l Forest

    Karen Wattenmaker

In his first veto, President Clinton derailed a plan to double salvage logging over the next two years and exempt livestock grazing on national forests from environmental laws. The Rescissions Bill combined $16.4 billion in cuts, mostly from existing social programs, as well as $7.3 billion from aid to Oklahoma City and areas in California hit hard by flooding. Environmental groups celebrated what may be a brief victory: Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., says he will oppose any attempt to drop the emergency salvage provision from a new bill - Rick Keister