Environmentalists claim victory on government’s working forest plan
Victoria, British Columbia - Environmentalists claimed victory Thursday on the government's feared working forest initiative, saying the Liberals whittled down their plans to open much of British Columbia's forest land to future development.
The government responded to the cries of success by environmentalists by saying it's done the right thing after consulting widely. "If that's backing off, I guess I'm glad to plead guilty," said Sustainable Resources Minister George Abbott. "If that's what it takes to get peace in the valley, I'm happy to go with it."