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   Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - April 3, 1990, Ukiah, California                                Upper Klamath may be named scenic river Field narrows in golf pro selection Page 9 Outlook Sunny Yesterdays High OvemtaM low Ralrrfulf of 10 a Season to Ukiah Daih Journal 129 No 300 14 pages Serving Mendocino April 25 cents Board asked to take over LP Request triggered by cutbacks By KEITH MICHAUD Journal Staff Wrltar A band of labor leaders and loggers asked county supervisors today to take over LouisianaPacific hold ings in Mendocino County and operate them for the public The group requested the board show courage and use eminent domain over the businesss opera tions here in light of a recent announcement by the company of future mill closures and Todays request was triggered by the announcement last week of shutdowns at the companys facili ties in Covelo and The announcement ironically came almost 11 months to the day after the LP Potter Valley mill The issue was not on the agenda and supervisors took no action on the request Earth Firstler Judi a famil iar face among North Coast reminded supervi sors this morning protesters asked the board six months ago to take over LP That request came after the largest private landowner in the announced plans to expand its operations to Environ mentalists and labor organizers then feared unsawn logs would be shipped to causing local loggers and millworkers to lose Then you thought we were pretty much off the said Bari of the initial Now its probably the only way to save our Our days are numbered in this The question is are we going to wait until its too late or are we going to do something about it said Bari accused LP of corporate crimes to feed the gluttony of a Everything for them is just a way for Harry Merlo LPs president and chief executive offic er to make Judl Bari and Darryl Cherney sing during an Earth First demonstration this They asked supervisors to take over LouisianaPacific through their powers of eminent Among the crimes cited by Bari was ecosystem liquidation by overcutting forestlands and accelerating the timber where the industry runs out of marketable She said the clear cutting practices also affected She said the cut and run methods of LP and the industry as a whole adversely affects local The problem is not the industry against the The real problem is the big timber compa nies against our said Rick another Earih First told supervisors timber cut in Mendocino County by LP was being chipped and sent to woodburning plants in Samoa and Tracy to supply those areas with We cant let LP take our tim chip it to make power for Sacramento said Cloninger said millworkers have been giving more support to Mis sissippi a 1960slike pro test of forest practices on the North Coast planned for this since LP announced it intended to cut back mill operations in Covelo and LP must stop seeing every thing with dollar said He also accused state Senate Majority Leader Barry D of being in the pockets of big timber and said Keenes bill on forest practices did not go far Anna Marie a member of the International Workers of the a worldwide labor organi read a statement by timber industry The statement indicated some workers are con cerned timber practices are being blamed on She said workers too were con cerned with the overcutting of tim ber because it would mean the eventual loss of The statement pushed for sus tainable yield A former logger for LP turned Walt said the reasons LP has given for the planned shut downs were A current member of the coun tys forestry task Smith said it was not pressures from environ mentalists or limited log supplies from national forests or any of the other reasons LP gave last but that LP has simply overcut the land it He said some to acres near Covelo owned by LP were cut in He claims LP loggers went back onto the land five years later and cut LP has accused me of not being a team player my team is for the workers said He said LP has threatened North Coast jobs by exporting logs and raw closing mills and See Back Page City looks at merging services By MAUREEN CONNORRICE Journal Staff Wrltar Consolidation of services now duplicated by Ukiah and Mendoci no County will be considered by the City Council City Manager Chuck Rough is requesting the council approve for mation of a Ukiah Valley Govern mental Services Task Force to look into consolidation of services duplicated by the county and many of the categories based upon conclusions of Rough and retired County Administrator Al The council meets at at City 300 Seminary According to the task force would be charged with iden tifying the optimum ways of deliv ery of fire protection and emergency response services in the It would also be responsible for the establishment of consistent standards and costs between local he Suggested representatives of the task force are three county appoin including two supervisors and the county administrative officer three from the including two city council members and the city one representative of the Ukiah Valley Fire District one rep resentative from each of the Mill Redwood Willow and Calpella water districts a rep resentative of the Mendocino County Farm Bureau one from the League of Women Voters and two members of the In other the City Coun cil will Q Consider a request for from the Mendocino Development Corporation to apply for a grant for a feasibility study of small business incubators in Small business incubators W9uld consist of a building or buildings housing several small This would help businesses get started during the critical first year or so when so many businesses according to Bill direc tor of There is a high rate of small busi ness failure and limited public See Back Page Administration calls for national energy policy WISH LIST Energy stable future endorsed ENDORSES DRILLING Interior chief advocates safety WASHINGTON AP The Bush administration is calling for a reexamination of dozens of ideas for stabilizing the nations energy including many staunchly opposed by former President The list of possibilities laid out at a news conference Monday included strict conservation requirements and government financed development of renew able alternative both of which are contrary to the laissez faire energy policy of the preced ing Energy Secretary James Watk Interim Report National Energy Strategy signals Bushs determination to get the best public dialogue going in the his tory of energy policy Deputy Secretary Henson The report contains no formal but lists scores of ideas calling for a more active govern ment including industry reg By who believed energy issues should be left to the proposed abolishing the Energy The debate designed to lead to formal proposals in Decem includes Q New or heightened govern ment efforts to find new energy including nuclear safer and cheaper nuclear and alternative fuels like liquefied natural methanol and ethanol for Q More demanding government fuel efficiency standards for auto requiring the manufac ture of more compact Q Higher efficiency standards for appliances and other electrical including home and office Q A return to energyoriented tax ranging from special allowances for domestic oil explorers to new incentives for homeowners to install better insu lation and solar heating Some of the ideas already are at odds with programs advanced from other quarters within the Bush For the Transportation Departments policy statement calls for less gov ernment subsidy of energy efficient mass transit and makes general fuel conservation a virtual The clean air legislation now before Congress threatens to stem exploitation of the nations coal while the Energy Department document says new ways must be found to take advan tage of that abundant energy in a weekend acknowledged such That1 s our he said of the new Energy Department team headed by We have to pick up on that and get everybody together between now and In the he most administrations wouldnt even let you put out something like And were not suggesting that George or is going to buy off on everything thats Weve listed nearly every option thats been suggested to in nine months of hearings around the Moore made it clear that regard less of which proposals make the final cut when the new energy plan is the administration will make a strong push for conserva an area all but ignored for nearly a Thats the main said a former sixterm con gressman from Weve already discussed that with the See Back Page By CLYDE WEISS Journal Washington Bureau WASHINGTON While President Bush has yet to announce his national offshore drilling the man who will carry it out continued Monday to stump on a prodevelopment In a speech before a conference of the American Institute of Pro fessional and later to the National Ocean Industries Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan stuck to his oft repeated message that the country should not abandon offshore drill ing despite potential environmen tal The American public views the to our environment as more real than the threat to our energy he told both pro development And this perception is driving policy deci sions If you think Congress is going to buck that he told the I can tell by that its not ping to happen that way at Lujan suggested many lawmak ers would support a bill sponsored by Barbara D that would ban offs hore drilling in most locations where it is not already In todays he Im not so sure it wouldnt pass if brought to the floor of the Contending the offshore oil debate has turned on political rather than scientific considera Lujan told the geologists the administration has to do political spade work to change the publics We need to develop new ideas on ways of making offshore drill ing more attractive to coastal com munities where antidrilling sen timent is he told Sharing a portion of OCS Outer Continental Shelf drilling revenues with these local jurisdic tions is one idea worth Lujan added the administration must take into consideration the needs of the entire rather than just those that happen to live near the When one geologist suggested the offshore drilling industry was getting a bad rap because of oil spills from tanker Lujan said the administration is trying to convince the public that the less drilling we do the more tankers are going to be com ing in and the more chances for tanker But Lujan said those closest to proposed drilling areas are not buying that People dont want to he Its the whole idea of NIMBY in my back Lujan noted the president is weeks away from making a deci sion about leasing tracts off the California coast and in other Bush has asked the Interior Department for additional infor but Lujan declined to say what kind to avoid any suggestion how the president was Meanwhile the Energy Department released the first publ ic document in the administra tions effort to develop a national energy strategy in time for Bushs next budget The interim report summarizes testimony and proposals gathered during 15 public hearings through out the country on a variety of energy including offshore oil Although the study is designed to provide a range of recommendations to the 230page document released Mon day contains no See Back Page   

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