The Organ Mountains-Dona Ana County Conservation and Protection Act (S. 1024) and the Tennessee Wilderness Act (S. 1090) are making their way through Congress with a hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests.
Legislation would wipe out favorite places for hunting, fishing and more
WASHINGTON (May 26, 2011) The Wilderness Society today condemned the introduction of a bill by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) that would roll back existing protections and place at risk tens of millions more acres of wilderness-quality but unprotected National Forest and BLM public lands.
Initiative will add economic value to western Maricopa County communities
PHOENIX – A broad coalition of communities, organizations, developers, military interests and citizens today unveil a proposal to conserve and protect additional public lands in western Maricopa County. Called theSonoran Desert Heritage Proposal, the conservation initiative requires action and approval by Congress.
Conservation bills brought before Senate Committee
Numerous bills that failed to pass before Congress adjourned last Congressional session are receiving their first hearing today in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on National Parks.
From California to New York, the bills being reviewed would protect historical, cultural and natural treasures, such as wilderness areas and precious water supplies.