Wilderness protection bill passed
January 11, 2009 6:46 PM Subscribe
posted by stbalbach (18 comments total)
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The US Senate Sunday in an unusual session passed 66-12 the largest land protection bill in 25 years
. It is an "omnibus" containing hundreds of bills that have been in the works for years. For a list of all the projects and new lands protected..
, type "S. 22" in the search field, click the "Bill Number" radio button, then "Search", and then "Text of Legislation". Towards the bottom are some interesting new projects including Ocean Exploration ($50m a year). Permlinks should eventually show up at OpenCongress
which has exact vote breakdown. The bill is not law yet but it is expected to pass the House and President Obama.