Letters: Aug. 6, 2001

The War over the West

Administrations come and go, but the impact of logging, mining and other heavy-extraction industries on Western lands and natural resources can span countless decades [HIGH NOON IN THE WEST, July 16]. Managing resources and the challenges of growth is not easy, and our rich natural legacy is weakened with each generation. Without the kind of dialogue that your report raises, discussion of the policies governing public lands will remain behind closed doors in private, special-interest boardrooms. STEVE KINGSFORD-SMITH Seattle

The questions of land use are not so simple as industry vs. environment. Most businesspeople I know...

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