Lane County, Oregon commissioners are planning to sue the BLM when it releases its revised plan for western Oregon lands. One of them couldn’t help bringing up the Malheur occupation, but I’m not sure what exactly his point was in doing that:
Leiken mentioned the ongoing occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon by armed protesters, saying federal land policies are hurting rural workers and could drive them to extreme measures such as the refuge takeover.
“The last thing we need happening is another incident like they had in Harney County,” Leiken said.
I have a little trouble with fear being a reason for logging. Maybe it’s a good reason for the justice system to fully prosecute this kind of crime.