An article entitled "Historic Agreement Ends North Shore Road Controversy," by Danny Bernstein, dated Feb. 10, attributes to me a quote about Smokies Wilderness. I did not make the statement attributed to me. I was not asked any question about wilderness and made no statement on the subject. Had I been asked (which I was not), I would have responded that wilderness was NOT feasible, and would not be until Swain County had been paid in full, 10 years from now.
Here's what was attributed to Snyder in the article mentioned above: "'Wilderness status is feasible," [Snyder] believes, "but the locals won't support it until they get all their money.'"
Bernstein replies that, according to her notes, the quote is accurate, but she notes, "Saturday Feb. 6, 2010 was a very emotional day for many who have worked so hard on this issue."
— Ted Snyder