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Wilderness Protection Bill Gets Congress's O.K. 26.3.2009 Truthout.com

    The legislation gives maximum federal protection to more than 2 million acres in nine states, including more than 700,000 acres in California. Obama is expected to sign it into law this year.

    Los Angeles and Washington - Congress on Wednesday approved the largest expansion of the wilderness system in 15 years, bestowing the highest level of federal protection on 2 million acres in nine states and launching one of the most ambitious river restoration efforts in the West.

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More than 2 million acres added to U.S. wilderness 26.3.2009 Seattle Times: Nation & World
In the largest expansion of wilderness protection in 15 years, Congress on Wednesday sent President Obama legislation that would conserve...
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National park could emerge from industrial NJ area 26.3.2009 AP National
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A new national park may emerge from a small patch of lush oasis just 15 miles from Manhattan in northeastern New Jersey's industrial mecca....
Congress votes to expand wilderness in 9 states 26.3.2009 SFGate: Top Stories
Congress has voted to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness _ from California's Sierra Nevada mountains to the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia. The legislation, which opponents, mostly Republicans, called a "land... ...
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Wilderness preservation bill passes in House 26.3.2009 MSNBC

Joshua Tree National Park in California is among the areas getting extra protection under a bill passed by Congress this week.The 285-140 vote comes two weeks after the legislation was rejected amid a partisan dispute over gun rights. Opponents called the bill a "land grab" that would block energy development.


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Wilderness protection bill gets House OK 26.3.2009 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The legislation gives maximum federal protection to more than 2 million acres in nine states, including more than 700,000 acres in California. Obama is expected to sign it into law this year. In the largest expansion of wilderness protection in 15 years, Congress today sent President Obama legislation that would conserve a wide swath of the West, including stretches of California from the desert to the ...
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House passes bill to expand wilderness in 9 states 26.3.2009 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Congress on Wednesday set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness - from California's Sierra Nevada mountains to the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.
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Wilderness protection bill gets House OK 25.3.2009 LA Times: Nation
The legislation gives maximum federal protection to more than 2 million acres in nine states, including more than 700,000 acres in California. Obama is expected to sign it into law this year. In the largest expansion of wilderness protection in 15 years, Congress today sent President Obama legislation that would conserve a wide swath of the West, including stretches of California from the desert to the ...
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Historic Wild and Scenic River Bill Heads to President's Desk 25.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2009 American Rivers The second largest Wild and Scenic Rivers package in history now heads to President Obama’s desk, after passing the House of Representatives today by a vote of 285-140. The bipartisan H.R. 146, the legislative vehicle for the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, will safeguard over 1,100 miles of rivers in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, California, and Massachusetts. The legislation includes important protections for 350,000 acres of land along 86 new Wild and Scenic Rivers and it also contains new Wilderness designations for over two million acres of public land. ...
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Congress Approves First New Land Conservation System in a Generation 25.3.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2009

Conservation System Alliance

Earlier today, Congress approved legislation permanently establishing the National Landscape Conservation System, which will protect and restore the most scenic, ecologically and historically significant lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management. The System, the first of its kind in 50 years, consists of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Scenic and Historic Trails and other protective designations totaling over 850 sites and 26 million acres.

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Wilderness protection bill gets House OK 25.3.2009 LA Times: Top News
The legislation gives maximum federal protection to more than 2 million acres in nine states, including more than 700,000 acres in California. Obama is expected to sign it into law this year. In the largest expansion of wilderness protection in 15 years, Congress today sent President Obama legislation that would conserve a wide swath of the West, including stretches of California from the desert to the ...
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National Scenic designation likely for Pacific Northwest Trail 23.3.2009 Seattle Times: Local
The Pacific Northwest Trail is likely to be designated a National Scenic Trail this week, after a legislative journey that for advocates seemed as arduous as parts of the 1,200-mile trail.
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Senate OK's bill to expand protected wilderness 20.3.2009 Boston Globe: Nation
WASHINGTON - For the second time this year, the Senate has passed a long-delayed bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness, from a California mountain range to a forest in Virginia.
Senate again OKs wilderness expansion bill, including parcels near Zion 20.3.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
WASHINGTON » For the second time this year, the Senate has passed a long-delayed bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness, from a California mountain range to a forest in Virginia.
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Senate passes long-stalled bill to expand protected wilderness in 9 states 20.3.2009 Star Tribune: Politics
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House kills wilderness bill for Colo, other states 12.3.2009 Denver Post: Local
The House Wednesday defeated a bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness, including Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. ...
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Lynx Protected Habitat Expands by 37,000 Square Miles 5.3.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2009/2009-03-04-091.asp
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90 years young 27.2.2009 Arizona Daily Sun
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK — Looking over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Don Stover points out the blues, greens and other pastel colors in the landscape, and then his mind starts racing.
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Grand Canyon celebrates 90th year as national park 27.2.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Looking over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Don Stover points out the blues, greens and other pastel colors in the landscape, and then his mind starts racing.
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Lynx critical habitat increases 25.2.2009 Boston Globe: Maine
The amount of land designated as critical habitat for the Canada lynx, a cat federally classified as a threatened species, will increase more than 20-fold under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision announced Tuesday.
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