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  Breaking Down Norton's Confirmation
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Last Edited*crickets chirp*  May 23, 2003 01:48pm
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News DateFriday, May 23, 2003 07:48:23 PM UTC0:0
Description"Diane Feinstein and Gale Norton have little in common.

Feinstein, in her short tenure as Senator to Calif., has taken several environmental issues head-on. In 1999 she helped push through the Headwaters Agreement, in which the Pacific Lumber Co. agreed to allow the state and Federal government to acquire the privately-owned 7,500-acre Headwaters Forest of uncut, old-growth redwoods. As part of that deal, Pacific Lumber also agreed to manage its entire 210,000-acres by the terms of the Habitat Conservation Plan and Sustained Yield Plan. As a result, an extra 8,000 acres of ancient redwoods are protected, as well as myriad endangered species."

[more, includes a breakdown of which Senators voted to confirm Norton]
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