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Wilderness bill passes Senate again

On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will “would confer the government’s highest level of protection on land ranging from California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range and Oregon’s Mount Hood to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and parts of the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.” This is the second time the Senate has approved the bill, as the first try was derailed by the House over a gun rights dispute. If passed, this legislation will designate over 2 million acres nationally as protected wilderness. Read more in today’s Denver Post.

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