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Published August 10, 2010, 08:31 AM

Creating wetlands benefits no one

HAWLEY, Minn. — In response to the article “Restoring the Land,” (Page 2 July 19 Agweek) turning productive farm land into mosquito-infested swampland is not what I think of as restoration. The whole idea is based on bad science — like global warming (climategate) — benefiting no one.

By: Joseph Robertson,

HAWLEY, Minn. — In response to the article “Restoring the Land,” (Page 2 July 19 Agweek) turning productive farm land into mosquito-infested swampland is not what I think of as restoration. The whole idea is based on bad science — like global warming (climategate) — benefiting no one.

We have lived next to fish and wildlife land for 25 years, and we never see the wildlife on that land, only on private property eating all the new crop.

The tax money doesn’t just disappear; what really happens is that it puts a greater burden on the rest of the landowners around it, producing nothing more than another bloated federal bureaucracy that drains the life out of the tax payer.

Editor’s Note: Robertson is from Hawley, Minn.

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