The Adventure Life with Steve Casimiro Congress Promises Huge Public Lands Gift, But You Have to Ask

Part of the California wildlands to be protected.

Text by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro, photo by John Dittli

“Vote the Environment” doesn’t stop with the culmination of the
presidential election: Congress is set to protect 3 million acres of
land across the United States and add safeguards to 1,000 miles of
rivers—but it needs encouragement to get its lame-duck butt back to
D.C. to approve it.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to call back
the Senate to vote on the massive Omnibus Public Lands Management Act
of 2008, but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has not said
whether she’ll force her fellow reps to return and consider it. She
should. And you should call her office and tell her so. Here’s why: CONTINUE READING>>

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