House easily passes the Omnibus Public Lands bill this time
By Ralph Maughan On March 25, 2009 · 5 Comments · In Politics, Public Land Management, Wilderness/Roadless
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: omnibus public lands bill
Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.
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Rocky Barker article from the Statesman:
An updated AP version is here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ja3vNS7u_ovPaeUpzrEKqDzs5TjAD9757QOG0
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.
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
House passes bill protecting 2 million acres of wilderness
By Eoin O’Carroll
A look at key provisions in wilderness bill
By The Associated Press
Oops, here’s the link for the NewWest article:
(IDAHO’S FIRST WILDERNESS SINCE 1980
By Bill Schneider, 3-25-09)