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House Proceeding 11-19-09 on Nov 19th, 2009 :: 0:25:50 to 0:28:55
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Doc Hastings

0:25:46 to 0:26:07( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: i urge my colleagues to support this bill. thank you, the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. spea point out to my friend from oregon that i am from state. arizona is a very fine state. the subcommittee chairman is from that state and i'm sure

Doc Hastings

0:25:50 to 0:28:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

0:26:08 to 0:26:29( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: he'll defend all of its mr. schrader: my mr. hastings: apology accepted. i want to point out, i wish the gentleman had yielded to me because he did not not acknowledge, change his view of his testimony, where these lands are a potential revenue if in fact they're

Doc Hastings

0:26:30 to 0:26:51( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: he said there's going to be no harvesting. by passing this bl you forever, you will forever, mr. speaker, take those 400 acres out of potentially being harvested. so that begs the question, if there's no logging now, what about in the future i market turns around and there is a higher demand? how are we going to go back and

Doc Hastings

0:26:52 to 0:27:12( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: get these 400 acres or potentially 6,000 acres in the future? i mean, that is the question, that's always the fundamental questi keep in mind, our national forest lands and our federal lands were designed to be for multiple purpose and that means commercial purposes. timber lands, that obviously

Doc Hastings

0:27:13 to 0:27:33( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: means logging activity, that benefits local communities. and if this bill, i acknowledged in my opening statement, is a small sector of land. and the gentleman, unfortunately, did not respond to that particular issue. he just simply said the government when he said the bureau but he did not talk about the impact of it could

Doc Hastings

0:27:34 to 0:27:55( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: potentially have on the local community because of the lack of potential harvesting in the future. i think the land transfer, that could have been accomplished if we had adopted the had in committee andhe amendment that was denied, even debated, on this floor which seems to be a pattern but that's another story.

Doc Hastings

0:27:56 to 0:28:16( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: so these potential 400 acres will now be gone forever if if this bill would ever become law. you know, the drip, drip, drip of acreage being taken away leads to other issu so while i respect the gentleman and he talked very the potential benefits, i suspect that there will be a

Doc Hastings

0:28:17 to 0:28:37( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: time in the future if this bill were to become law that there will be an ensuing lawsuit that will probably tie up some of the activity that he hopes to preserve for future t why do i say that? because that has been a pattern, unfortunately, in many the west. i think i've always felt that federal lands ought to be

Doc Hastings

0:28:38 to 0:28:56( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: multiple use and when you put restrictions on them, you put restrictions not only on commercial activity but recreational activity. that's where this bill is. but this issue here is very simple. the communities that depend on the revenue coming from commercial activity on these lands are under this bill, denied forever in the future

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