Senate Advances New Wilderness, Wild and Scenic River Bill

January 12, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

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.