Letter from William Thomas 4/10/90
P.O. Box 27217
Washington, D.C. 20038
April 10, 1990
USDA, Forest Service
12th and Independence Avenue S.W.
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C. 20090-6090
Your reply #: 1010-2
Dear Mrs. Connolly:
On April 9, 1990 I received your reply to my letter of March 13,
1990 in which I commented on the deterioration of communications
between the Forest Service and the Rainbow Legaliaison.
I can only guess what -- in "the tone of (my) letter" -- might have
led you to "infer that (I) believe (I) have not received
information that others in the Rainbow Legaliaison have." Without
guessing, let me just say that your inference was entirely
Unless I am mistaken on March 2, 1990 you caused to be published in
the Federal Register a notice that copies of the materials which
you had sent to OMB where available to interested parties through
Lawrence Roberson at the Department of Agriculture.
Yes indeed, I believe that you did speak by telephone with Jim
Johnson -- on March 6, 1990, to be precise. I certainly do not
object to your speaking to Mr. Johnson, or anyone else. What I
would object to is your misleading Mr. Johnson, or anyone else.
Specifically, my comments on deteriorating communications regarded
my inability to fathom how you might have been acting in good faith
to keep (not me but) the Rainbow Legaliaison informed -- as per our
agreement with Mr. Dale Robertson -- while failing to mention to
Mr. Johnson that the very information he requested on March 6, 1990
had been publicly available since March 2, 1990.
In the future if you are more forthcoming in supplying appropriate
information to the Rainbow Legaliaison I will have no grounds for
further complaints of this nature.
We love you,
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