Wilderness Society welcomes President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland t​o the Supreme Court

Mar 16, 2016
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Statement from The Wilderness Society:

“The Wilderness Society welcomes President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland t​o the Supreme Court and urges the Senate to begin its process of reviewing that nomination,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society.  “We believe that Americans agree more than disagree about the fundamentals of our government, and they also believe in the importance of fairness and careful consideration of the facts.  With that in mind, we hope Congress will work in a bipartisan way to diligently consider this nomination immediately.”

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The Wilderness Society is the leading conservation organization working to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. Founded in 1935, and now with more than 700,000 members and supporters, The Wilderness Society has led the effort to permanently protect 109 million acres of wilderness and to ensure sound management of our shared national lands. http://www.wilderness.org.

Contact:

Michael Reinemer, Deputy Director, Wildland Communications, 202-429-3949, michael_reinemer@tws.org