Director’s Report – November 2017
by CSERC’s executive director, John Buckley
Recently Congressman Tom McClintock delivered a speech in Congress concerning forests. He made a number of generalized statements that imply certain “facts” that are simply not true. His key theme was that environmental laws “are literally killing our forests.” A second key theme was that tying forest problems to climate change doesn’t pass the smell test. And a third key claim was that private forests can easily be seen as properly managed and are green, healthy, and thriving in direct contrast to “neglected” federal lands. All the above are false.