I would like to ask Frank Murkowski how much payback he got from the mining and the logging industry to write that piece on exemption from the Roadless Rule? All those industries want is full access to the few precious pieces of undeveloped earth left on our planet, and then proceed to destroy it and create more moon craters here on Earth.
As for Julie Anderson’s recent commentary, yes, let’s turn every acre of Alaska into a tourist trap. Because now that’s the only way the Natives can make a living these days what with the ice disappearing and the animals washing up dead ashore, most starved to death, does not promise a subsistence lifestyle very much in the future. What I think you ought to be doing is praying that it gets good and cold in the winter and the ice forms good and deep.
— George Trudeau
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