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Logging community Timber Unity gets White House invite

Timber Unity and other groups protest House Bill 2020. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter)

Two members of a quickly rising political activist community of loggers have been invited to the White House for an afternoon talk on environmental policy by President Donald Trump.

Timber Unity, a group comprised mostly of loggers but also truckers, farmers and other Oregonians opposed to a carbon-regulating program being proposed by Oregon lawmakers, posted the invitation on their Facebook page Tuesday night. Within an hour the post had been shared more than 1,000 times.

The Facebook page for the group first posted June 21, and already has more than 47,000 . . .