Monday, January 12, 2009
Wilderness Protection Moves Forward
Good news on the wilderness protection front. Federal legislation to protect wilderness lands comprising two million acres in nine states successfully moved forward on Sunday toward likely final Senate approval on Friday. It is expected to move on to the House after that with approval likely there as well. Components of the bill were able to ensure wide Bi-partisan support despite some opposition 'spin' over property rights, and heavy criticism by one Republican Senator who made a push to stall the process. Here is a link to the LA Times story.