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House Proceeding 11-19-09 on Nov 19th, 2009 :: 0:36:35 to 0:40:15
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Doc Hastings

0:36:31 to 0:36:52( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: hope that this is another signing ceremony that we can shar thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, i will yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, i wish the gentleman had yielded on the point but i'll follow up.

Doc Hastings

0:36:35 to 0:40:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

0:36:53 to 0:37:13( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: i control the time. mr. blumenauer: right. i yield to you. you can ask me a question and i'll yield to you. mr. hastings: i may you ask you a question but i'll make the point and maybe i'll allow you to respond. that would be fine. if the gentleman will hang around i'd be more than happy to interact with him. he made a, i think he made a point that i would like to elaborate on and i will yield

Doc Hastings

0:37:14 to 0:37:35( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: him to follow up. he said two things in his remarks. he said, i believe that this is an area that should never be logged. . . i certainly have no problem with that position.

Doc Hastings

0:37:36 to 0:37:57( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: if that is the case. and that is the argument. and the fact is that this land is never going to be then for goodness sakes why didn't we take into consideration the fact that there are 400-plus acres that could easily have been transferred in a landtransfer to someplace else to keep at

Doc Hastings

0:37:58 to 0:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: least the economic viability in hand? and that was not done. the gentleman from oregon, the sponsor of this bill, asked for that. i was certainly willing accommodate that. we did that in our amendment. now, if the idea is that you're going to lock up these lands

Doc Hastings

0:38:19 to 0:38:39( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: forever, at least that's being straightforward. but that certainly isn't how this has been talked about and debated here on the floor today. secondly, the gentleman from oregon, again, the one from the downtown portland, made this observation. he said that more lands that are designated

Doc Hastings

0:38:40 to 0:39:01( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: like this than oregon. implication meaning that maybe they want to catch up. let me offer you different twist on that because i stated based on my experience and my state that when you have designations like this, you restrict the access to those areas. now, hopefully it doesn't happen.

Doc Hastings

0:39:02 to 0:39:23( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: hope springs eternal we have this sort of activity in washington state, this issue is brought up and don't worry. then you look in the future and it happens. it happened with a particular part of my district, for example, that was designated a wilderness area some 20-some years ago. we are having a dickens of a

Doc Hastings

0:39:24 to 0:39:44( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: time just trying to get the road to that area opened. why? because of the restrictions. so i would from oregon if they want to catch up with washington then you better watch out what you're trying to catch up to. because what you're catching up to is more restrictive activity. it's 10 minutes to 10:00 back

Doc Hastings

0:39:45 to 0:40:06( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: in the pacific time zone. i'm sure there are a lot of interested folks that are affected by this. i hope that they would take that part into consideration and i would hope that they would t consideration that, yes, these lands c logged as long as there is no degradation.

Doc Hastings

0:40:07 to 0:40:17( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: look at that word degradation and connect the dots as to how that would end up in court if there were a contract. all of these things are real, mr. speaker. p and

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