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Wild and Scenic Bill Passes

The U.S. House voted today to approve a landmark bundle of conservation bills, including legislation to designate the Snake River headwaters as Wild and Scenic and put 1.2 million acres of the Wyoming Range off-limits to oil and gas drilling.

The House voted 285-140 to approve the omnibus lands bill, which now heads to President Barack Obama for signature.

The bill will protect 387 miles of the Snake River and its tributaries in Wyoming from dam building and water quality degradation.

Thanks to the late Sen. Craig Thomas for his vision in protecting these natural treasures, to Sen. John Barrasso for carrying on Thomas’ legacy and working diligently to pass the bill, and to each and every one of you for your support in accomplishing this goal.

For more information on this bill and the Snake River Fund, visit www.snakeriverfund.org.

Marley Vaughn
Executive Director, Snake River Fund

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