For his work to protect the America’s public lands, including the Berryessa Snow Mountain area in his district, Congressman Mike Thompson was honored by The Wilderness Society and other organizations as one of America’s Great Outdoors Congressional Champions.
The following statement from David Moulton, senior director of legislative policy for The Wilderness Society, is in response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 6082, a bill to open up American waters to offshore oil and gas drilling.
Conservation groups filed a formal protest of the Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for the Sonoran Desert National Monument and Lower Sonoran Field Office.
Senator Barbara Boxer (D, CA) today introduced legislation which would protect over 300,000 acres of public land in the Northern Inner Coast Range, just a short drive from the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento