The Wilderness Society tonight applauded the passage of five wilderness and conservation bills in the U.S. Senate. We are hopeful that the passage is a sign of things to come in the House, as the previous Congress – the 112th – was the first since 1966 to not designate a single new acre of wilderness.
The states involved include Oregon, Michigan, and Washington. Now, the measures will still have to obtain approval in the House:
All five have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, and The Wilderness Society is hopeful that they will also become law this year. To see a full list of wilderness bills in the 113th Congress, visit: http://wilderness.org/article/113th-congress-wilderness-bills.
Image credit Wilderness Society and Harry Romberg