Terry Williams

Terry Tempest Williams lives in Castle Valley, Utah, with her husband Brooke. Her most recent books, Leap and Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, continue her lifetime exploration of people in place.

An open letter to Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska

Dear Sen. Stevens, This week you got your wish: a 51 to 49 vote against the Cantwell amendment and in favor of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Caribou in the Arctic Refuge. Photo: Ken Whitten, Wilderness Society. The crude minds have spoken. Finally. You told your colleagues and anyone else who would listen that you have been clinically depressed for 24 years — the same 24 years it has taken you to convince the Senate to vote in support of opening up the coastal plain for oil and gas exploration. ANWR dreams. Finally. No doubt, you are celebrating …

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