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To the victors

March 30, 2009

Re "Major wilderness bill OKd," March 26

The Times' photo and story are so misleading. You have a Republican aide in the picture touting the victory. Although it might be true that Republican Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon of Santa Clarita supports the environment, most Republicans don't.

You got it so wrong. A Democrat should be quoted regarding the victory, or a staunch environmentalist.

Gerald Orcholski

Pasadena

Among the many beautiful wild lands in California that will be protected under the omnibus wilderness bill, two in our local mountains stand out.

Pleasant View Ridge, 26,757 acres north of Angeles Crest Highway, is a favorite of hikers with its big pines and firs, canyons, rugged peaks and ridges, and desert views to the north from atop Mt. Williamson. The other, 12,282-acre Magic Mountain, about 10 miles east of Santa Clarita, features chaparral hillsides and oak canyons.

Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. McKeon deserve our thanks for their bipartisan leadership in achieving the highest federal protection for these choice parts of the San Gabriel Mountains, along with areas in the Eastern Sierra.

Don Bremner

Pasadena

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