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Gravina Access Highway and Bostwick Road: Immoral, Illegal, Unchecked
By Jessie Ballowe


February 25, 2007
Sunday AM

To Whom It May Concern:

Gravina Island needs our help. I do not live close to it, I've never seen it, but I do know about what is happening to it. I know that we each have a power inside us to do good things. Stopping the destruction caused by two road projects on this island would qualify. I may be over 2,000 miles away but I can see the need. Even from here. I write to ask you to do whatever is in your power to help keep Gravina Island from further destruction. The Gravina Access Highway and Bostwick Road projects need to be stopped. Illegal dealings, immoral decisions, and unchecked actions are leading to consequences that no one wants. I don't feel that I need to list the many reasons that have leaded me to this conclusion. If you feel compelled enough to learn and act I hope you will see what needs to be done. I encourage you to use all your resources. Gravina Island needs all the help we can offer. Thank you for your time.

Jessie Ballowe
Louisville, KY

Received February 24, 2007 - Published February 25, 2006

About: "Jessie looks forward to visiting the Tongass and Ketchikan this year, and hopes that when she does Gravina isn't fully roaded, and a reasonable Forest Plan is in place."



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