Important Vote this Week–Help Secure 2 Million Acres of Public Lands
The past month has been huge for our public lands!
In early January, the U.S. Senate passed sweeping legislation to provide historic protections for millions of acres of America’s cherished public lands. Last week, new Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, canceled 77 leases that would have allowed oil and gas companies to disturb red rock areas in Utah.
We’ve won some great victories.
Now the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act– the same one passed by the Senate– is up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. And our sources say the vote could be tight. Furthermore, if the House makes ANY amendments to the bill, it must return to the Senate, where it will be stalled indefinitely.
This bill has already come such a long way. Help make sure it gets to the President’s desk.
And the next time you take a family vacation to Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon, you’ll know that those lands are going to be protected for generations to come.Originally Posted on NWF.org