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Some reasonable, some won’t be

I object to The Union’s editorial characterizing some as opposed to NH 2020 as without foundation or unaware of the facts, given to particular political positions sans specific knowledge of the issues.

Those who are outside of the various regulations imposed on the resource industry, whether ranching, farming, mining or timber harvesting, are unaware of the incremental strategies pertaining to such regulations. The Endangered Species Act is brought to bear on any resource utilization plan, and the landowner. I have worked with environmental groups on the North Coast, in which the most strident individuals impose their ideals on the group, to preclude any reasonable settlement of the issues. This is what I see with NH 2020. Some will be reasonable concerning the resources identified by whatever means; others will demand access and absolute power regarding any land-use issues or proposals on private lands, to further the “environment,” according to their definition, however specious. After all, who can be against critters, clean water and air?

Give up your constitutional rights and land for the greater good, defined by those who are a little “smarter” than you. And care much more.

Alan Newcomb


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