Ed Driscoll


RELAXING LOGGING RULES is the subject of this Washington Times article, which says:

President Bush yesterday said a relaxation of logging rules that Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle recently secured for South Dakota should be extended to the rest of America, a move opposed by the Democratic leader.

“My attitude is: If it’s good enough for that part of South Dakota, it’s good enough for Oregon,” Mr. Bush told a cheering crowd of loggers, ranchers and farmers here.

Bush added, “We’ve got to understand that it makes sense to clear brush. It makes sense to encourage people to make sure that the forests not only are healthy from disease, but are healthy from fire.”

Considering the amount of forest fires this summer, it’s about time. And surely Tom Daschle would agree, right?