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Senate Approves Major Public Lands, Conservation Bill

WorldNews Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Senate Approves Major Public Lands, Conservation BillThe Senate passed a bill which would designate 1.3 million acres inside the United States as wilderness, which offers the most protection for the land, and permanently withdraws from mining more than 370,000 acres of land around Yellowstone and North Cascades National Parks on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. The measure passed in a staggering 92 to 8 vote due to heavy bipartisan support for the 662-page measure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY) praised the bill since: “It touches every state, features the input of a wide coalition of our colleagues, and has earned the support of a broad, diverse coalition of many advocates for public lands, economic development, and...
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On Tuesday the U.S. Senate voted overwhelming in support of a bipartisan public lands package that protects more than 2 million acres of land and permanently reauthorizes the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund, which was established in 1964 to protect natural areas and water resources. HuffPost...

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