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« on: March 17, 2009, 04:53:02 pm »

Date: March 17, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT GERALDINE GRADY – 804-381-1153

Washington, D.C. March 17, 2009 – Last night the Senate voted 73-21 to support a cloture motion, or a way to bypass some of the procedural processes to fast track H.R. 146 to a vote and prevent a filibuster. 

H.R. 146 (Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act) is a bill to establish a battlefield acquisition grant program for the acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and for other purposes. 

The Senate resumed consideration of the motion this afternoon.  Call your Senator immediately to voice your opposition.  Find your representatives contact information by visiting www.votesmart.org and inserting your zip code.

As a reminder, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 is a collection of roughly 160 public land bills that were reported from the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.  The legislation designates about 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness, in addition to scenic rivers, historic sites and expansions of national parks.  It provides the government's highest level of protection on land such as:

•   517,000 acres of wilderness in Idaho’s Owyhee-Bruneau Canyonlands
•   256,000 acres of wilderness in Washington County, Utah, including in Zion National Park
•   Almost 250,0000 wilderness acres in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
•   128,000 acres of wilderness around Mt. Hood in Oregon
•   53,000 acres of wilderness in Jefferson National Forest in Virginia

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