By a vote of 73-21, the US Senate passed a package of public lands bills that will protect two million acres of Wilderness, designate 1000 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers, and prohibit energy development on 1.2 million acres in Wyoming. The legislation now heads to the House of Representatives where it is expected to pass soon. The Conservation Alliance has invested heavily in the grassroots organizing and awareness raising campaigns that motivated Congress to act on thes protective measures. The package is the most comprehensive public lands protection measure we've seen in many, many years. Click here for a summary of the provisions in the bill that the Alliance has funded.
We'll keep you posted as things proceed in the House.