Grizzly Meeting Reaction Pt 2

Grizzly Meeting Reaction Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
I’m Bob Larson. If you haven’t done so, you’ve got one more day to let your voice be heard with regards to the introduction of Grizzly Bears to the North Cascades. A public meeting was held recently at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds for people to lay out where they stand.

U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse has been against bringing in Grizzlies for a long time and really pushed for this public forum …

NEWHOUSE … “That’s what I had asked the Department of Interior for was an opportunity for people to express their opinion and when the opportunity came, they showed up in spades, and so I thank the communities for doing that.”

And, Newhouse says these people would be impacted most …

NEWHOUSE … “And, it was a good opportunity. We had over 3-hours of oral testimony, plus there were people there to take down and record testimony if people didn’t want to speak in front of the whole group. And, like I said, I couldn’t have happier at the turnout and the opportunity that it afforded people to express their opinions,”

The results, according to Newhouse, about what he expected …

NEWHOUSE … “I don’t know if you talked to people that were there, but there were opinions expressed on both sides of the issue and some good arguments made on both sides, but I think my unscientific counting of the comments showed a pretty high number of people who were opposed to the introduction of Grizzly Bears.”

You have until tomorrow night to post your comments on the National Parks Service website.

To let your voice be heard, go to …

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