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West's Federal Grazing Fees

The editorial "Dust-Up in the West," April 5, about President Clinton's compromises on grazing fees, only highlights the wisdom of his decision.

While a hike in grazing fees would be a hardship on ranchers, it would deplete the national debt relatively little, compared with eliminating Social Security entitlements, for example. Clinton's compromise is an example of enlightened reason. Nora Lewis, Basin, Wyo.

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