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Despite Tree Lovers Offering $150K to Conserve (part of) Indiana's Yellowwood State Park, Gov’t Sells It To Loggers for $40K Less

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 John Galt    1,821

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/tree-lovers-offer-buy-forest-govt-sells-loggers-less/

When conversationalists offered $150,000 to preserve large portions of Indiana's Yellowwood State Park, the government sold it to a logging company for less.

The Department of Natural Resources sold large portions of Indiana’s Yellowwood State Park to a logging company this week, despite the fact that people interested in conserving the forest offered considerably more money.

On Thursday, an auction of the forest was won by Hamilton Logging of Sullivan County for just $108,785. However, the conversationalist owners of Distinctive Hardwood Floors and Castlewood Inc. were willing to offer $150,000 to preserve the trees for 100 years. The company was backed up by hundreds of protesters who also wanted the forest preserved.

Sadly, the highest and most honorable offer was ignored and the DNR opted to sell to a company that has every intention of cutting down the trees. While there has been no official statement on why they ignored the best possible option, many have speculated that the conservationists were ignored in the auction because they were not licensed timber buyers, a technicality that likely prevents environmentalists from buying and preserving land in most public land auctions of this nature.

:Angry-Meme-Transparent-PNG-180x180: No doubt somebody is getting paid off.

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 DRUMZ    1,295
10 minutes ago, John Galt said:

:Angry-Meme-Transparent-PNG-180x180: No doubt somebody is getting paid off

But when the truly corrupt are in charge......

Pay off's are perfectly legal too... no?

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 Cinnamon    26,126

The people of Sullivan County should be getting onto their DNR people and demanding why they ripped them off for 40 K.  

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 periclymenoides    1,486

I smell Soros.  This reeks of Soros and his penchant for finding the most evil opportunity to cause angst anywhere on the planet.  Usually he profits.  This time he did some charitable work in the name of evil.

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 John Galt    1,821

I am sure there are alternate reasons for the land, that has nothing to do with the profit from the trees even. Everything is changing

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