Senate Advances New Wilderness, Wild and Scenic River Bill

Yesterday afternoon the U.S. Senate voted 66 to 12 to send a bill number 22 to the House of Representatives. As we noted yesterday, the bill would create 2 million new acres of Wilderness area as well as give a large portion of the Snake River’s headwaters protection under the Wild and Scenic Rivers act. Now the bill will come before a vote in the House of Representatives, then go to the President for signature if it passes there.

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  • Joseph Mihalenko

    I’m very pleased to see this happen. It’s about time we came to our senses & can reverse the inappropriate land & water use legislation of prior law making interests.