Groups Send Letter to Congress Opposing the Wilderness and Roadless Release Act

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A coalition of over 100 local and national groups sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives asking them to oppose H.R. 1581, the Wilderness and Roadless Release Act.

If passed, the legislation 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. It also prevents Congress or future administrations from using a national policy to protect these lands in the future.