Dispensationalist alert: Only several billion trees to go
Mr. Weaver [D. Ore.]: Do you want to see on lands under your management, the sustained yield policies continued?
Secretary Watt: Absolutely.
Mr. Weaver: I am very pleased to hear that. Then I will make one
final statement … I believe very strongly that we should not, for
example, use up all the oil that took nature a billion years to make in
We ought to leave a few drops of it for our children, their
children. They are going to need it … I wonder if you agree, also, in
the general statement that we should leave some of our resources — I am
now talking about scenic areas or preservation, but scenic resources
for our children? Not just gobble them up all at once?
Secretary Watt: Absolutely. That is the delicate balance the
Secretary of the Interior must have, to be steward for the natural
resources for this generation as well as future generations.
I do not know how many future generations we can count on before the
Lord returns, whatever it is we have to manage with a skill to leave
the resources needed for future generations.
Hinderaker says he has written to the Post to request a correction. One can always hope.