Saturday, May 29, 2004

Between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, metal shavings were poured into the engines, fuel tanks and hydraulic systems of five logging machines in Oregon's Malheur National Forest. Activists have been attempting to stop the sale since 2002. Although a lawsuit is pending a federal judge rejected the groups' motion for temporary injunctions and logging has continued. It is estimated that the equipment will take at least two weeks to repair and cost $100,000.