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Feb 2nd, 2011

Figures Reveal Selling The Forests Would Cost Us, Not Save Money

By RamziS

As if today’s debate in Parliament and the ads weren’t enough – a government study reveals that selling off the national forests wouldn’t ever make any savings for the taxpayer. It would actually cost more if we auctioned off our precious woodlands.

The cost-benefit report says the government would lose millions from the sale of sustainable timber and recreation licenses. So many people enjoy the forests, and there are also special events like music concerts attracting thousands of other visitors. Incredibly, our national forests receive more visits than the seaside!

Let’s keep up the pressure on the government today – they still have time to rethink the plans and keep our forests safe for future generations.

The Guardian covers the story here, The Independent here, and The Telegraph here.

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