Congress passes conservation bill

As Thomas Ferraro of reuters reports:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. Congress gave final approval on Wednesday to sweeping land and water conservation legislation that environmental groups praised as one of the most significant in U.S. history.

The measure, a package of more than 160 bills, would set aside about 2 million acres — parks, rivers, streams, desert, forest and trails — in nine states as new wilderness and render them off limits to oil and gas drilling and other development.

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~ by ethmgallagher on March 26, 2009.

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