Out here in the PNW there are a lot of foreign companies that have raped and pillaged our resources. Much of the cut old growth was transported and sunk in Tokyo harbor for later use (just as one example), recycled materials being transported overseas at the taxpayer’s expense to be remanufactured and sold back to us later on, etc…. The list is actually quite huge. Now the states here force their ownership upon everyone that doesn’t cut the politicians a backdoor deal: Want better fishing? Bribe someone and become a “subcontractor for a tribe.” Better hunting? “Donate” appropriately and the regulations will change in your favor…..
It’s all corrupt and the average citizen in the one left wondering if it was sawdust or gravel that was used as lube this time.