Giving Away Our Great Outdoors: WILDERNESS UNDER SIEGE Report

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Our nation’s wild places don’t belong to corporations or only the one percent; they belong to all of the American people. Our public lands exist not as a playground for the rich, but for every American, including families, hunters and anglers to enjoy. However, new assaults on our wild places in Congress assume the opposite – that our wild places exist for the benefit of wealthy polluters and developers. That assumption was wrong a century ago, when President Theodore Roosevelt fought to protect our natural heritage, and it is wrong today, when our vanishing wild places are even more threatened.