two weeks in the West

Thompson, Jonathan
October 2007
High Country News;10/1/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 18, p3
The article focuses on various statutes that were introduced in the U.S. Congress to protect the wilderness in the Western U.S. The author reveals that 13 wilderness bills in the West were introduced in 2007, including bills that would protect Tumacacori Highlands in Arizona, Boulder-White Clouds in Idaho and Mount Hood in Oregon. However, the author states that several bills have failed and other have a slim chance of passing due to the urgency of Congress' other concerns. It is believed that successful bills are the ones rooted in local efforts and have suppressed potential opposition before submitting to the Congress.


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