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Forest Service demands states return timber money, blames sequester

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Many timber-heavy states depend on logging for revenue, including a hefty share of money generated from logging on federal lands. But the U.S. Forest Service is asking those states to return 5 percent of the checks they just received and blaming sequestration. The Forest Service in March ordered 41 states to return a total of $17.9 million. Oregon, which gets the biggest chunk of federal...

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