Hellbender Journal 5, no. 2

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Hellbender Journal 5, no. 2, first page

Hellbender Journal 5, no. 2 (Winter 1999). Environment and Society Portal. Multimedia Library. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/8181.

Hellbender Journal is a voice for forest activists working towards the protection of the Allegheny Forests in Pennsylvania.  In this issue, Rachel Martin takes over as editor. The issue focuses on the Forest Service’s opening of the Allegheny National forest to clearcutting, the effects on local people in Lynch, Pennsylvania, and the response of activists.

Table of Contents

  • Getting the Cut out on the Allegheny!
  • Where Have All the Loggers Gone?
  • Dear Snappy the Hellbender
  • Oil Drilling Contaminates Water in Lynch
  • Toxic Waste in Tionesta
  • Willamette Industries: Pennsylvania and around the Nation
  • Public Comment Needed Now for Threatened and Endangered Species
  • EPA Proposes to Get Tough Against Logging-Caused H2O Pollution
  • Endangered Species Spotlight: The Butternut Tree, Freshwater Mussels
  • The North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Ski Resort Logs Blue Knob State Park
  • Scene as a Task of Thought by Theresa Darling
  • Roadless Area Protection Needed in the Allegheny
  • Jim Lynch Gets an Earful at “Public” Meeting
  • Keep Those Letters Coming! Stop the East Side Disaster!
  • ADP Activists Lobby PA Delegation
  • State Forests Management Plan Delayed … Again
  • Sixth Annual Forest Defenders’ Fall Gathering
  • ADP Family Weekend
  • The ADP Traveling Workshop
  • Philly Group off to a Great Start!
  • US Forest Service Drafts New Planning Regulations
  • Clearcutting for Kids: Your Tax Dollars at Work Waste
  • Eyes on the Forest Service: ADP Guide to Timber Sales

After a sweet summer in these woods, free from the chainsaws, in September, once again, the Forest Service sought to work around the laws, and opened the Allegheny National Forest to clearcutting. Folks in Lynch, PA experienced one assault on their drinking water and health after another from rampant oil drilling near their homes, the Grine family in Tionesta experienced more intimidation and harassment, and the folks fighting Willamette’s chip and paper mills unfortunately have seen no respite from the noise and pollution. Despite these struggles, my hope for a wild and free Allegheny has been consistently restored. […] People throughout the region are raising their voices and continuing to fight for our forests. I’m assured we’ll see a wild Allegheny yet!

—Rachel Martin

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