URGE NORM COLEMAN TO OPPOSE LOGGING
Friends of the BWCA 8/27/02
Friendsí members and allies are urged to call Republican U.S.
Senate candidate Norm Coleman TODAY to oppose his plan to bring logging
and snowmobiles to the BWCAW.
At a July 30 press conference in St. Paul, Coleman expressed support
for harvesting the trees felled in the 1999 blowdown and introducing
snowmobiles to the BWCAW. Legislation creating the BWCAW prohibits
logging and snowmobiles in the area. He retreated from earlier comments
supporting an increase in motor boats in the wilderness.
Colemanís remarks illustrate his ignorance of the area and the
opinions of most Minnesotans. The BWCAW is a protected area which is
relished for its silence and beauty. Allowing logging and snowmobiles in
the wilderness threatens wildlife and detracts from visitorsí
You are urged to contact Coleman today and tell him that you oppose
his vision for the Boundary Waters. Tell him that a wilderness area is
managed differently than other public lands and that you want to keep
the BWCAW free of logging and snowmobiles.
Coleman can be reached at his St. Paul campaign headquarters at (651)
645-0766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.friends-bwca.org.