M Mizzi, Ocean Shores
All over Australia our native forests are once again under attack by greed-filled loggers. Not satisfied with having mismanaged their resource for decades, leaving very few decent logs for future generations, the logging industry wants even more!
They want the current protections further watered down to allow them to log in what is recognised by anyone with any semblance of an idea about conservation as high-conservation-value forest.
They want to be allowed in areas that were hard won by conservationists during years of battles against this insatiable and marauding industry.
They want to water down water protection rules so that they can log right up to watercourses and silt up our rivers even more.
They want to water down threatened and protected species rules so they can destroy habitat at will and kill native animals with impunity.
They want to destroy old-growth areas while logging ridgelines, again a process identified with erosion and land degradation.
Simply put, these people want it all, at once, and without one caring fibre in their bodies about the environment they seek to destroy, pillage and plunder. We need to tell them No! Draw a line and shove back at the timber industry’s assault on our reserves, state forests and national parks before these people make NSW into an eroded, treeless, polluted wasteland.