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House Continues to Push for Utah Wilderness

Last week, Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) sent a letter to the Department of the Interior signed by 88 other members of the House of Representatives written to spur on the protection of critical lands in Utah.  The letter urges the Department to revoke a settlement that was reached in 2003 under the previous administration in which the Department agreed to stop providing interim wilderness protections in Utah.

Utah, a state long known for having legislators unfriendly toward wilderness, also happens to be a state with some of the most pristine lands eligible for wilderness designation.  The letter specifically asks Secretary Salazar to administratively protect the 9.4 million acres that would be protected under the Red Rock Wilderness Act until Congress moves to protect them statutorily.  The Sierra Club has been a longtime supporter of the Red Rocks bill and applauds Representative Hinchey's efforts to move forward and protect these crucial lands.


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