Obama Signs Conservation Law that Protects and Expands National Parks and Wilderness Areas
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the largest conservation measure in 15 years. The Public Land Management Act expands and protects US national parks and wilderness areas from oil and gas development and was supported by both political parties. Comprised of 150 individual measures, the law creates ten new National Heritage Areas, designates two million acres (81,000 hectares) as wilderness areas, and sets out water conservation measures for the indigenous Navajo nation.
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at March 31, 2009 6:17 PM