A story in the Portland Oregonian yesterday about John Kitzhaber's return to the governorship has this little note about prospects for the environment:
"We really look forward to working with our governor on increasing the
resiliency of our federal forests," said Ann Forest Burns, vice
president of the American Forest Resource Council.
No larger point, and no disrespect to Ms. Forest Burns. Just nice to see.
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