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09-16-2012, 09:51 #1
Oregon - Plan to save Oregon sawmill links unlikely allies
JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) — Traditional enemies in Oregon's longstanding timber wars have found themselves on the same team to save the last sawmill still operating in Grant County. The unlikely collaboration among environmentalists, the timber industry, politicians and government officials has spawned a plan to save the mill and its 70 rural jobs. It's the result of a realization that eastern Oregon's overgrown and unhealthy forests have created a robust diet for a massive wildfire...