Friday, January 16, 2009

Stay Wild

Finally.

Rocky Mountain National Park has been declared a Wilderness Area.

Here's the full text of the legislation:

S.22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

Another piece of the Musgrave legacy of obstruction swept away.

Thank God the Senate Republicans came to their senses and voted for this... but, considering how badly they're backed to the wall they didn't have much choice I 'spect.

2 comments:

ToLo said...

You can't assume that Republicans are automatically anti-wilderness. Just the ones with money tied up in exploitation of same.

But honestly, the subset of the gun lobby that includes serious hunters are friends of the environment, and that's worth bearing in mind.

Doogman said...

"Just the ones with money tied up in exploitation of same." - which is a bunch of em... but, true, not all.

Good point about the gun lobby. I DO hope they leave the carry law in place - it's just bonkers to go into a wilderness without some heat.