Activists Protest Logging Plan In Oregon Capitol Building

Jun 25, 2012

A group of environmental activists climbed flagpoles and chained themselves to each other at the Oregon State Capitol Monday. The Earth First! protest was aimed at a plan to increase logging in state forests.

Protesters donned animal masks and howled around the capitol’s echoey rotunda. State police have arrested at least two people.

The state logging plan won unanimous approval last October from the Oregon State Land Board. It’s made up of the Secretary of State, Treasurer and Governor.

Money raised from this harvesting goes to the common school fund, which is a small portion of the overall education budget.

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