Monthly Archives: March 2015

*National forest counties and the federal compensation obligation: a moral analysis — Part 3

Editor’s note:  Below, the third and final part of this analysis.  (Part 1 is here; Part 2, here.) Earlier in this analysis, I suggested (see Part 1) that a revenue-sharing arrangement was selected by Congress to compensate counties with national … Continue reading

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*Wildfire critical in calculating carbon-payback time for biomass energy projects

Editor’s note:  Long-term and landscape-scale forest management and fuel reduction in our national forests will require sustainable economic drivers — perhaps chief among them, energy production from woody biomass.  This article, by Jeff Mulholem, comes to us from PENN STATE … Continue reading

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*National forest counties and the federal compensation obligation: a moral analysis — Part 2

Editor’s note:  In Part 2, below, I examine the moral structure and implications of the longstanding revenue sharing relationship between the federal government and counties where national forests are located.  I reach what some readers may regard as an obvious … Continue reading

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*National forest counties and the federal compensation obligation: a moral analysis — Part 1

Editor’s note:  Charles Rosenberg, the distinguished historian of science, once learnedly remarked:  “The moral is always prior.”  Readers might want to keep Rosenberg’s broad contention in mind over the course of reading this three-part blog post. The federal government has … Continue reading

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