The US Timber Issue

This column is filled with irrefutable facts and common sense that our next president should, indeed, listen to. President George Bush has already proven he won't listen, and Gov. Bill Clinton's environmental track record in Arkansas is shaky at best.

If more people from across the nation get the word to the politicians that the national forests belong to all of us, not just those who live near them and chop them down, it might carry some added weight. It's way past the time for senators, representatives, and governors from that region, in league with powerful, entrenched timber industry lobbyists, to stop ruining a national treasure. Glenn Himebaugh, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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