Articles written by Terry Rice

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  • Forest Service Accountability

    Terry Rice, Missoula, Mont.|May 17, 2018

    Regarding Congressman Gianforte’s May 2, 2018 Missoulian article titled “Congress working on jobs.” Why is it that Mr. Gianforte and Congress do not understand that properly managed forest equates to permanent jobs, property protection, healthy wildlife and a healthy smoke-free environment for all of us? The National Forest Service’s let it burn policy equates to temporary jobs, until there is no forest to fight forest fires, loss of property, loss of wildlife habitat and poor air quality. Fifty years ago the firefighters’ motto was “Fire out b...

  • Time for Good Men to Step Forward and Protect Ourselves and Our Environment

    Terry Rice, Missoula, Mont.|Sep 21, 2017

    I believe everyone knows the earth is warming up. So there is no need to throw yourself on the floor kicking and screaming that nobody is listening. There does seem to be some controversy over whether man caused the warming or it is just a regularly occurring phenomenon the earth has gone through for millions of years. However, whatever the reason, if we can’t immediately change the situation, shouldn’t we take the necessary measure to protect ourselves as best we can? Given this situation, why wouldn’t our environmental friends want to see t...