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.
Up a winding road about 15 miles past Pagosa Springs in southwestern Colorado, rests within the San Juan National Forest a natural and archeological wonder: Chimney Rock. Chimney Rock is known for its twin rock spires that can be seen from miles away, but its true value lies in the 1,200-year-old Native American ruins visible only to those who visit.