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American citizens own National Forest
By Carol Cairnes


March 29, 2010

Regarding Southeast's Economy and Promises By Sen. Murkowski, the U. S. Forest Service does not own any land. American citizens own the land that is designated National Forest.

It is utterly disingenuous of Lisa Murkowski, a United States Senator, to attempt to mislead the citizens of America by calling the U. S. Forest Service "the biggest landowner in Southeast", when what she is trying to do in her letter of March 24th is convince the American people that Senate bill 881 and House bill 2099 would do anything other than give away public property to a private corporation. Whether you consider yourself "aboriginal" or not you own the land of the Tongass National Forest.

Carol Cairnes
Ketchikan, AK

About: "President, Tongass Conservation Society"

Received March 25, 2009 - Published March 29, 2010


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