Letters: Sep. 13, 1982

Land for Sale

To the Editors:

It is good to have TIME'S thorough coverage of the "Land Sale of the Century" [Aug. 23]. President Reagan and Interior Secretary James Watt have the courage and understanding to deal with the Government's tendency to acquire property and hold it long after the federal need for it is gone.

John F. Durr Bellevue, Wash.

Your story objectively presented both sides of the land controversy. Unfortunately, Secretary Watt's cavalier treatment of conservationists' honest concerns has called his motives into question. I doubt that he will ever be trusted to serve what environmentalists perceive to be the best interests of...

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