Watt lite

Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2003

Destruction of 20 million acres of remaining American wetlands could follow Secretary Norton's new Interior policy-interpretation of a Supreme Court decision. One might expect such a policy from an apprentice of James Watt. Wildlife received a covenant at the same time as Noah in effect. Republican subversion of environmental health in support of global economic profits flourishes in a desert of ideas empty of innovation, invention and advances in the field of new infrastructure, transport, energy and sewage techniques, investments and opportunities.

Building a Lynn Canal highway would devastate the health of America's best fiord, sprawl a strip city a hundred miles to Haines, drop real estate values in Juneau, and end healthy habitat for moose, wolverines, eagles, whales and so forth with no place to go.

Gary C. Gibson

Wrangell



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