A fear of "significant and far reaching impacts on the environment
and economy of the Pacific Northwest" has prompted the governors of
Oregon and Washington to urge a presidential veto of the 1999 Interior
Appropriations Bill as now written.
Gov. Gary Locke of Washington and Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon expressed
their concern in an Aug. 19 letter to President Bill Clinton. They referred
to House and Senate riders that would "alter the way the Interior
Columbia Basin …