EDITORIAL: Bills help people, don’t harm environment

Betty Little

May 25, 2011

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:34 pm

Often, it’s not the value of a piece of legislation, but the negative perception of that legislation, that prevents a good law from being passed.

Such is the case with two proposed pieces of state legislation — one that would allow people to gather up fallen trees in the state Forest Preserve and another that would allow limited maple-tree tapping on state land. Both bills would help residents and businesses without harming the environment, and both should be passed this legislative session.

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