This time under “regular order” the bill passed 285-140

Wilderness Bill Clears the House on Its Second Go-Round. By Mireya Navarri. New York Times. Published: March 26, 2009

Tagged with:
 
avatar
About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

5 Responses to House easily passes the Omnibus Public Lands bill this time

  1. avatar matt bullard says:

    Rocky Barker article from the Statesman:

    http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/709925.html

  2. avatar jdubya says:

    This gives Utah it first wild and scenic river: the Virgin for 130-140 miles or so.

    Of our three reps, the faux Democrat voted for it but, of course , our other two reps, members of the “party of no” (hint, the same party that nominated Sarah Palin) voted against it.

  3. avatar Salle says:

    Here’s a whole bunch of stuff I found in today’s news including an AP link to their “breakdown” by state of the particulars:

    IDAHO’S FIRST WILDERNESS SINCE 1980
    Crapo, Conservationists Laud Passage of Public Lands Bill
    After 20 years of collaboration, the Owyhee-Bruneau Wilderness becomes the law of the land, as does protection for the Wyoming Range, plus a bonus for ranchers–money to compensate them for wolf depredation.

    By Bill Schneider, 3-25-09
    _____________________

    http://features.csmonitor.com/environment/2009/03/25/house-passes-bill-protecting-2-million-acres-of-wilderness/

    House passes bill protecting 2 million acres of wilderness
    By Eoin O’Carroll
    ____________________
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iNxcU_BFTp9RSRfUTY7BDDGnBybwD9757TK00

    A look at key provisions in wilderness bill

    By The Associated Press

  4. avatar Salle says:

    Oops, here’s the link for the NewWest article:

    http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/crapo_conservationists_laud_passage_of_public_lands_bill/C41/L41/

    (IDAHO’S FIRST WILDERNESS SINCE 1980
    By Bill Schneider, 3-25-09)

Calendar

March 2009
S M T W T F S
« Feb   Apr »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Quote

‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

%d bloggers like this: