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Senate Votes ‘Yes’ on Public Lands Protection Package

by Pat Coate | January 16, 2009
"We greatly appreciate the efforts of the Senate, particularly the bipartisan nature of the vote by those Senators who recognize the importance of permanently protecting these treasures for all Americans."
- Richard Moe, National Trust for Historic Preservation president

Washington, D.C., USA - The U.S. Senate today passed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act with a bipartisan vote of 73-21, ending a year-long standoff between the Democratic majority and a small group of lawmakers who blocked the conservation measures.

This measure would protect many of the Bureau of Land Management's most spectacular lands and waters.

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