Clearcutting of National Forests

The subcommittee heard testimony on the practices of the National Forest Service in clearcutting areas of national forests in order to spur… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on the practices of the National Forest Service in clearcutting areas of national forests in order to spur fresh growth. The clearcutting process, allowed under the 1976 National Forest Management Act, removes most standing timber in a particular area and replaces it with saplings. The process has come under criticism by environmentalists for its deletrious effect on the environment. The subcommittee also heard testimony on H.R. 1969, the Forest Biodiversity and Clearcutting Prohibition Act of 1991, which would ban clearcutting on all federal lands and would allow the public to sue the government over non-compliance. close

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Clearcutting of National Forests

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Program ID:
26619-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 16, 1992
Last Aired:
Jun 21, 1992

Airing Details

  • Jun 16, 1992 | 7:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 1992 | 1:44am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 17, 1992 | 5:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 21, 1992 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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