Northwest NEWS

November 18, 2002

Editorial

Wilderness bill has waited long enough

I agree with Sean Meyers' October 21st letter, "We've waited long enough for a wilderness bill." Like Mr. Meyers, I too urge Rep. Jennifer Dunn to use her leadership to pass the historic Wild Sky wilderness legislation into law.
   The "Wild Sky" has been crafted with an extraordinary large amount of input from diverse local interests.
   With over a 100,000 acres of spectacular low-elevation forests, wild salmon and steelhead runs and scenic vistas as stake, we can't afford to have the Wild Sky Wilderness bill get bogged down in politics. All of the issues have been addressed already, we need Rep. Dunn to step in and tell her colleagues to let this bill pass through Congress.
   Michelle Billmaier, Woodinville