Enough wilderness

Regarding the article ``East-West Clash Over Montana,'' Nov. 24: The debate is over whether there should be a low of 1.2 million acres or a high of 6 million acres added to the national wilderness system in that state. Montana already has 12 wilderness areas totaling 4.5 million acres. Even the lower 1.2 million acre addition is hardly a ``better-than-nothing first step.''

The proponents of the Wilderness Act of 1964 envisioned 12 million acres for a wilderness system for the whole country. There are now over 95 million acres in it. When will this all end? How many jobs can we afford to destroy? Y. Leon Favreau, Shelburne, N.H.

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