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avatar Wilderness bill
January 20, 2009 03:41PM
The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that would order about 160 plots of land across the nation be protected under the Wilderness Act

http://www.uniondemocrat.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=95646&Itemid=199

avatar Re: Wilderness bill
January 20, 2009 04:34PM
If you want to see the Bill go to
http://thomas.loc.gov/

And Search on "Search Bill Summary and Status".
Click on Bill Number radio button and Type "S.22".
(Senate Bill 22)
If you click on Text of Legislation you can choose S.22.ES ...

I couldn't quickly find the maps... but.. if you have seen maps in
recent years that have said "Proposed Wilderness Addition" ... that is it...
Such as adjacent to Hoover and Ansel Adams.
Re: Wilderness bill
January 20, 2009 08:51PM
Try this link. The maps are large files but interesting. I've only looked at a few of them.

http://boxer.senate.gov/features/wilderness/index.cfm
avatar Re: Wilderness bill
January 21, 2009 09:35AM
I like the part of the bill that protects the White Mountains. But seems to me most of the stuff in the bill is more or less protected anyway. I look for more "protections" under the Obama administration that makes it off limits to get the oil and gas under Colorado and Montana, and thus further strangulate the US economy.
avatar Re: Wilderness bill
January 21, 2009 01:49PM
In case some (one???) of you haven't been paying attention, it has been the rampant deregulation policies that have devastated the economy.
avatar Re: Wilderness bill
January 21, 2009 09:49AM
Based on what I have seen, it's the mining operations that do the most physical damage, as compared to the oil and gas explorations.

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avatar Re: Wilderness bill
January 21, 2009 06:29PM
>>it has been the rampant deregulation policies that have devastated the economy.<<

I have always believed that they could open up the mineral rights, gas exploration, and coal mining on every inch of this beautiful country, and it would never be enough. Its a favorite rant of mine that as I take my frequent trips to Az, I am amazed at how few of the buildings, homes, etc., in the ever sunny Ca deserts have solar panels....but...I am sure that this is probably a discussion meant for another topic heading..!

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