For months we have been frustrated at Congress for not moving (or passing for that matter!) any wilderness bills. In fact, as our report Wilderness Under Siege makes clear, there are now at least 13 bills pending in the U.S.
The need to protect our wild places has never been greater than it is now, which is why we're starting the countdown to Earth Day early this year. The official celebration is Sunday, April 22, 2012 but the many threats wilderness is facing make it critical to declare every day Earth Day.