Wilderness Society applauds House for moving beyond ‘gridlock’ but says new amendments lead legislation astray
Two bills marked up by the House Natural Resources Committee on July 30 would protect land in Nevada’s Pine Grove Hills and Pine Forest Range and near Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness
Details on the bills:
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The following statement can be attributed to Chase Huntley, senior government relation director for The Wilderness Society. Chase was invited to testify before the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on H.R. 596 and H.R. 1363.
The first is the “Advancing Conservation and Education Act of 2014,” from Rep. Rob Bishop (Utah) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (Oregon), which would expedite transfers of land between states and federal agencies.