Senate Approves Major Public Lands_ Conservation Bill

The Senate passed a bill which would designate 1.3 million acres inside the United States as wilderness, which offers the most protection for the land, and permanently withdraws from mining more than 370,000 acres of land around Yellowstone and North Cascades National Parks on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. The measure passed in a staggering 92 to 8 vote due to heavy bipartisan support for…

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