Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cynic's Distress

Congress has passed a law protecting huge swaths of public land:

While the bill touches every corner of the nation, its impact will be especially pronounced in Oregon. In addition to Mount Hood, the law will protect 13,700 acres of old-growth forest in Oregon's Siskiyou National Forest, 23,000 acres in southwestern Oregon's Soda Mountain region, nearly 31,000 acres of wilderness in the Badlands east of Bend, and 8,600 acres of wilderness overlooking the John Day Wild and Scenic River.
Try as I might, I can't find a convincing way to wax cynical about this. This is -- dare I say it? -- a very good thing.

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