Wood Pulp Mill Owners Win.

Wood Pulp Mill Owners Win.

The New York Times, referring editorially to the opposition of the owners of pulp mills in New York State to the bill they defeated in the legislature, the object of which was to abolish discharging pulp refuse into running streams, says: “The opponents of pure water for all, and supporters of dirty water for the profit there is in it for them, won a victory in the senate by 19 against 17; but the end is not yet. The representatives of 150 pulp mills triumphed by massing their forces when the victory was supposed to be won. Opposition of that sort was not expected. When the question recurs they will have against them a better educated public opinion, and, perhaps, they will in the meantime have learned or been taught something about their own business. It is only human to object to trouble and expense, but if the objectors come to see that the trouble and expense mean net profits to themselves, their opposition would end, and there would cease to be two sides to the question.”

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