Worst Congress for Wilderness
In 1964, the 88th Congress set aside more than 100 million acres of pristine wild lands as wilderness…
Since then, just about every single Congress has added precious new places to the map…
Good bills languish…
More than 25 wilderness bills are languishing in the House of Representatives. Together, these bills would save tens of thousands of acres of trackless forests… ice-studded snow peaks…sparkling streams… and multi-hued deserts.
While bad bills advance.
Meanwhile, a spate of anti-wilderness bills continue to march forward.
- One measure would turn millions of acres of unspoiled lands over to frackers, drillers, and commercial developers.
- Another would open wilderness up to the destruction of off-road vehicles.
- Still another would open lands surrounding the Grand Canyon – one of the crown jewels of American wilderness – to toxic uranium mining.
Time is short.
Congress adjourns next month. We are running out of time.
Our wild places are the greatest legacy we leave our children. Help us deliver a wakeup call to Washington.