Murray, Dicks visiting Shelton today as part of proposed Wild Olympics legislation
By Peninsula Daily News staff
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The legislation, now pending in the House and Senate, was a compromise proposal developed from the Wild Olympics Campaign.
It would designate more than 126,500 acres of new wilderness in Olympic National Forest. Nineteen Olympic Peninsula rivers and their major tributaries would be designated “wild and scenic.”
Murray and Dicks said they have made compromises to overcome objections the designations would be too restrictive on logging.
Murray, D-Bothell, and Dicks, whose congressional district includes the North Olympic Peninsula, is being joined on today's tour by state Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim; John Austin, one of the three Jefferson County commissioners; Mike Doherty, one of the three Clallam County commissioners; Connie Gallant of Quilcene, chairwoman of the Wild Olympics Campaign; Al Carter, a former Grays Harbor County commissioner; and Michelle Sandoval, a member of the Port Townsend City Council and the city's former mayor.
Last modified: August 16. 2012 10:59AM