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Timber jobs
by Sharon Fraley


August 14, 2004

Times change. Jobs change, technology changes, industry changes. Get over it, readjust, retrain, and move on!!! Look at the pictures in the article...the older people of society. Murkowski has ignored the majority of the people's voices and opinions, and done what he has wanted, with blatant disregard for the wolves, wildlife, and environment. And all in the name of "economy".

And what most don't realize is that if large scale logging is reopened, companies and workers from out-of-town and out-of-state will be the ones brought in with their high tech machinery and will receive the big bucks; not locals.

And the argument "these trees grow back overnight!!"; look around you. Where are the new trees to replace the areas that were clearcut YEARS ago, just right here around Ketchikan?! People and organizations like GREENPEACE would not resort to "extreme measures", if such an extreme attack was not being done on the environment.

There are many of us in Ketchikan, and all throughout Alaska, that will continue to fight against such. It's sad that there are Alaska residents and so-called leaders that will not rest until the last wolf dies and the last tree falls; leaving our home a far cry from "The Last Frontier".

Sharon Fraley
Ketchikan, AK - USA



Related story & photos:

State Help on the Way for Southeast Timber Industry Jobs....
August 14, 2004



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