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Politics 1980

October 17, 1980

Increasing pressure for resource extraction in the West would suggest that the 1980 election would hinge on natural resource issues. Yet in most political races, natural resource issues are not at the forefront.

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Politics 1980
Increasing pressure for resource extraction in the West would suggest that the 1980 election would hinge on natural resource issues. Yet in most political races, natural resource issues are not at the forefront.

Perspective

Who are the real 'extremists' in fight over wilderness?
Are they the Wilderness advocates who give freely from their lives to save the last remnants of American Wilderness? Or are they the protesters who flex every political muscle to prevent any more Wilderness and are now hoping to violate already-designated Wilderness.

News

"Lee Metcalf" wilderness may shrink to BN, Melcher's size
A proposal to create the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area in southwest Montana is being countered by Montana Sen. John Melcher and Burlington Northern Inc., which owns a checkerboard of timber lands in the area.
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