And be sure the VP doesn’t find out, he’ll want to drill there.
Congress Pushes to Keep Land Untamed – washingtonpost.com
INDEX, Wash. — With little fanfare, Congress has embarked on a push to protect as many as a dozen pristine areas this year in places ranging from the glacier-fed streams of the Wild Sky Wilderness here to West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest. By the end of the year, conservation experts predict, this drive could place as much as 2 million acres of unspoiled land under federal control, a total that rivals the wilderness acreage set aside by Congress over the previous five years.
It appears that there will be more wilderness to argue about exploiting if this passes. Let’s hope it does. It’s easier to protect if it’s official to start with.