Senate OKs wilderness area
(Note: Traitors and UN-constitutionalists in the Senate have 'done it again': another 106,000 acres goes under the Control It All agenda. They are handing over our great country to the United Nations on a silver platter -- and more of us need to call their crooked hands on these turncoat actions!)
November 25, 2003
By Seattle Post-Intelligencer Staff
For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Senate yesterday passed a bill to create Washington's first new wilderness area in 19 years.
The Wild Sky Wilderness measure still needs approval from the House, which didn't pass it last year.
The bill would protect 106,000 acres of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Snohomish County.
Earlier this year, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and other supporters touted a host of potential benefits, including 'protection of wildlife' such as bears, wolverines, bald eagles, spotted owls and deer, as well promoting clean, cool water for salmon, steelhead and trout.
Opponents call it unnecessary and even destructive, arguing that much of the area targeted for protection is not even wilderness.