Thursday, March 12, 2009

Biggest Conservation Proposal in Years comes to and end...for now.

This is a real shame - only two more votes were needed for this important piece to pass. If we don't protect the places in which we run, they won't be around to enjoy! CZ


Published on Campaign for America's Wilderness (

Omnibus Public Land Package Falls Shy of Passage

Statement of Mike Matz

We applaud the House leadership and our Republican champions for trying to move the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 as expeditiously as possible, and thank them for their diligence in rallying members to approve this bipartisan measure which has the support of Americans from all walks of life, as evidenced by the 282 to 144 vote in favor of the measure. However, the Omnibus public lands package fell two votes short of the requisite two-thirds threshold, so although a majority of members of Congress do support this important piece of legislation, it appears as though it will need to move through Congress under a different process.

We will work closely with key leaders in the House of Representatives to move ahead, and greatly appreciate their herculean efforts to this point to act on the will of the people to protect their special places.

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