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Certificate of Dissolution
Revocation of Weyerhaueser Corporate Charter
The Weyerhaeuser company is guilty of gross felony criminal
conduct. Weyerhaeuser is licensed in the name of the
citizens of Washington. The company is mandated to operate
within the bounds of law, and for the long term interests
and well being of the people and communities of the
state. Instead they have repeatedly violated state, local,
and federal law, irreparably degrated the environment of the
Northwest, Canada, Asia, and other areas world-wide, are one
of the major causes in the irretrievable and impending
extinction of numerous salmon-runs, are responsible for repeated
releases of carcinogens and toxic pollutants, have violated
Native sovereignty claims, treaty rights, and destroyed numerous
Native sacred sights, illegally obtained much of their lands
through fraudulent railroad land grant schemes, have played a
dominant role in the corporate control and corruption of Congress
and the American political systems through corporate
financing/buying politicians, have consistently deceived the
public (re; "the tree growing company") to hide the fact that
they have clear cut over 4 million acres and continue to profit
from the exportation of the ecological heritage of the Northwest
while mills and communities suffer the economic consequences, are
one of the responsible parties for the continuing decline and
imperilment of the spotted owl, marbled murrlett, goshawk, pine
marten, fisher, bull trout, rainbow trout, stealhead, salmon, and
numerous other wildlife and aquatic species.
The Weyerhaeuser corporation is in violation of Washington
criminal codes 9A.08.030. and 9A.28.040. The requirements of
these laws and the decrees of Washington State laws: 23B.14.300,
24.03.265, 24.03.250, 23B14.330 provide for the involuntary
dissolution and the seizure of its assets. These assets are to
be used to provide for the restoration of the degraded lands
(providing employment for generations), the economic well being
of affected dependent communities, restitution to Native
peoples--including the return of Native lands, and compensation
to peoples of other countries for irreparable damages incurred
by the company in their illegal destructive quest for
The people of the U.S. retain the unalterable right to revoke
the charter of corporations which violate the common
good. Originally, after the American Revolution, charters were
rarely granted, and often revoked-with their assets distributed
to compensate for damages and the corporate owners held
accountable for their criminal acts. Today we are re-invoking
this right. In addition, the inalienable rights of the
existence of numerous species of life upon this earth demand this
revocation. Therefore be it ordained by the powers of the
laws of Washington State, and the higher laws of Nature, that
the corporate charter of Weyerhaeuser be revoked and the said
company dissolved. Dated this 18th of April, 1995.
WEYERHAEUSER ENVIRONMENTAL, ANTI-TRUST,
SAFETY & LABOR VIOLATIONS AND SUBSIDIES RECEIVED:
- Conversion of forest into tree farms & urban uses: By its
own estimate, since 1900 Weyerhaeuser has clearcut four million
acres; 600,000 acres of that has not been replanted.
- Raw log exports: speeding deforestation while sending
jobs overseas. $250 mililon worth in 1989. Receives tax breaks
to do so (worth $19 million in 1992).
- Mt. St. Helena: Toutle River salvage logging. Washington
State Assistant Attorney General called it "the largest and most
blatant violation of the State Shoreline Act."
- Infamous Clearcutting In Snoqualmie Pass, WA: Weyerhaeuser
owns the west side; Plum Creek owns the east side.
- Asia: two million acres clearcut. Weyerhaeuser has or
has had subsidiaries in the PhilippTnes, Indonesia, and
Malaysia. Weyerhaeuser's Pacific Hardwoods is the forth-largest
saw timber and fifth-largest plywood exporter from Malaysla.
- Wetlands and Weyerhaeuser: Saddle Swamp at Beaver Lake
on East Sammamish Plateau, Washington threatened by Weyerhaeuser
housing development; Quadrant president Jim Fitzgerald quoted as
saying that "we're not in the business of maintaining swamps."
- Dioxin cancer risk noted in four plants' in 1988 EPA
study and 1990 EPA listing.
- Potentially responsible party at 13 superfund sites, ranks
fourth-worst in the Industry.
- For occupational safety and health violations--ranked
third of all companies.
- From 1985 to 1991, the WA Department of Ecology recorded 137
pollution notices, orders, and/or penalties against Weyerhaeuser.
- De Queen, Arkansas wood treating plant leaked
pentachlorophenol & other chemicals into groundwater.
- Cosmopolis/Aberdeen violated the Clean Water Act water
discharge violations, for paint waste and washwater dumped into
Shannon Slough for nine years.
- Longview pollution violations include -- unlabeled leaking
drums of toxic waste.
- Operations in 44 states and 19 countries, ranking number 7 out
of 20 timber companies in raw toxic releases.
- Longview, they paid the largest penalty assessed for
dangerous waste violations (Unlabeled tanks and drums, and
pentachlorophenol "spilling onto the ground" with "a potential
for the material to get into the Columbia River.")
- Kamloops, British Columbla chlorine gas leak.
- Aberdeen, Washington lawsuits over health effects of pulp mill
waste ponds; 241 residents sought damages in individual suits,
with nose bleeds, sore throats, lung disease, and cancer caused by
hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid, and chloroform.
- Raw exports, speeding deforestation while sending jobs
overseas, resulting in:
mill closures: Snoqualmie, WA mill-1989, Longvlew, WA B
mill, Springfield, OR mill-1991, Klamath Falls mill-1992, cutbacks
in 1990 (390 jobs lost), WA pulp mill closure, 285 jobs lost due to
low pulp prices, high chip prices, and to avoid $40 million in air
and water pollution control investments.
- Acquired most of its land in the N.W. through railroad
land grant fraud (political connections).
- Weyerhaeuser heir Booth Gardner Gov. of WA 1980's (U.S. ambassador
to GATT 1993)
- W. Ruckleshaus, company director since 1976 was administrator of
- R. Ingersoll (company director) ambassador to Japan and deputy
Sec. of State.
- Potlatch and Boise Cascade incorporated by and remain linked to
- Political contributions ranked 51 out of 100 companies (1992).
- Gave $50,000 to anti-environmental candidates for the WA DNR.
- Involved in monopolistic bid rigging and price fixing from
the 1880's on.
- Court order for monopolistic dissolution in 1906.
- Indicted In 1940 with Boise Cascade and Potlatch for anti-trust.
- Convicted and fined for price fixing in 1978 (along with
Boise Cascade and Potlatch).
- 1992- Investigated for price gouging in FL, profiteering off
of hurricane Andrew.
- Fined $54 million n 1978 tor price fixing.
- 1986 Longview speech, Weyerhaeueer said "the growth of small
independent mills had dramatically lowered the cost of lumber and
plywood production and intensified price competion throughout the
industry. The large private companies, with the help of congress
and the (Bush) administration, may now have an opportunity to drive
those small independents out of business."
- Profited from numerous public taxpayer subsidized buy backs
of public lands (after they were logged) which were originally stolen
by the company.
- Public subsidized dredging to allow export vessels to reach
the company docks on the Chehalis river ($43.6 million) and the Coos
Bay channel to facilitate exporting.
- Received $240,000 from the Dept. of Labor to retrain workers and
received $700,000 in a Federal grant to study whether straw could be
made into paper.
- And too many more to fit on thla page! . . . (Why wait tor more
violations, accountability for consistent criminal actions is long
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