June 9, 2023

Madison Paper Mill Shuts Down. What Will The Repercussions Be?

Now that the world lives in and has ignorantly embraced a global economy, run by globalists, in what George H.W. Bush called, “…a big idea. A New World Order,” people are now scratching their heads and asking why are there no jobs? Why have the jobs gone out of this country?

Maine has announced that with the Madison Mill closure, 9 paper mills in the state have shut down in the past decade.

The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine are seeking help from the Legislature. What can they do as they probably have already contributed to the demise?

If there are no more mills left in Maine that will take the spruce and fir pulp – Madison is the last – then what is to become of the forests? Will the land that once was securely managed for pulp and paper become private, developed land?

Recently it was announced that Weyerhaeuser bought out Plum Creek, comprising some 13 million acres of land and forests. Did Weyerhaeuser know Madison mill was shutting down? Many believed, with Plum Creek’s reputation for land development, the sale was a good thing. What now?

The possibility exists, with a continued push to rid our lands from human use and consumption, that as more mills are shut down, the landscape will certainly change – in more ways that anyone can imagine. But how? Who will win and who will lose. What of the animals? If the cutting stops, will the moose herd disappear, along with an already sparse deer herd? Will the Canada lynx migrate back north because the snowshoe hare has disappeared along with their ideal habitat? What about the upcoming, predicted spruce bud-worm attack? Will there be reason to fight it? Who will pay to fight it and will there be reason to want to fight it?

I guess this is what the people love – PROGRESS!

*Edited* – I was reminded by a reader when they asked what these events will mean for Roxanne Quimby’s quest for a National Park/Monument. With such events taking place, and timing of events like this are tantamount, one has to wonder what has been going on behind the scenes and in those dark, smelly, rotten back rooms where nothing good ever comes?