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RARE II tables turn; conservationists enraged

June 30, 1978

When the Forest Service began its second Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II) a year ago, industry representative feared it. But now, as environmentalists and even agency officials themselves criticize the plan, timber and mining interests are the only ones who seem pleased.

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RARE II tables turn; conservationists enraged
When the Forest Service began its second Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE II) a year ago, industry representative feared it. But now, as environmentalists and even agency officials themselves criticize the plan, timber and mining interests are the only ones who seem pleased.
Present meets past on Oregon Trail
At the peak of the Oregon Trail emigration, in 1850, more than 50,000 people made the overland trek in wagons and carts. Now, the fading ruts of the bygone route are a place where time seems to stand still.

Perspective

Western passenger train service should continue
We are glad to see that Congress is responding to its Western contingent by continuing Amtrak passenger train service until at least Oct. 1, 1979. This may allow enough time for the Department of Transportation to realize that cutting Amtrak routes is a bad idea.
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