By Ralph Wells
September 12, 2011
For over two years I have followed the attempts by Rep. Young and Senator Murkowski to pass this controversial legislation. I remain adamantly opposed to these bills, especially the provisions that would transfer acreage within designated wilderness areas to Sealaska corporation.
In addition, allowing Sealaska to pick small parcels from many of the most special places in the Tongass has the potential to negatively affect all other residents of Southeast.
This bill is very controversial, and it should have its own separate vote. To package it with other legislation is not appropriate.
Received September 08, 2011 - Published September 12, 2011
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