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WETLANDS DEVELOPER ISN'T ABOVE THE LAW

Herman Probst, a North Tonawanda developer, is digging up land and removing trees from an 18-acre parcel he owns in the Klydel Wetlands, which is federally protected land. Probst defied a federal order prohibiting the work, based on laws designed to protect our precious wetlands. According to The News, Probst has said, "I'm so sick and tired of people telling me what I can't do, that I'm going to do what I want."

This is not a case of an average citizen being bullied by the U.S. government. This is a case of an average citizen who will not abide by the laws designed to protect all Americans and our environment.

Probst seems to have no regard for his neighbors. Instead he whines about his need to do as he pleases. Imagine what society would be like if all people decided to disregard the law. Perhaps we should be sick and tired of people who break laws because they are sick and tired of being told what to do.

TIMOTHY P. SLOAN

West Seneca

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