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S.22 Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2008, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 11, 2009 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 282 - 144 (Roll no. 117).

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on March 11, 2009, with a roll call of 282 ayes, 144 nays, and 6 not voting.

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  • 29% of users support S.22

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • A collection of more than 160 individual pieces of legislation that would designate millions of acres as wilderness areas, among other provisions. Via a substitute amendment, Congress approved the Omnibus Public Land Management Act via a substitute amendment on H.R. 146. See that page for the latest information on the legislation.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: A collection of more than 160 individual pieces of legislation that would designate millions of acres as wilderness areas, among other provisions. Via a substitute amendment, Congress approved the Omnibus Public Land Management Act via a substitute amendment on H.R. 146. See that page for the latest information on the legislation.

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    • American Geological Institute

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    • American Water Works Association

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    • Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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    • National Wildlife Federation

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    • Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

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    • Mennonite Central Committee

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    • Nevada Wilderness Project

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    • Colorado Environmental Coalition

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    • Sierra Club

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    • Campaign for America's Wilderness

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    • National Wildlife Refuge Association

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    • American Whitewater

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    • Patagonia

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    • ConservationNEXT

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    • Consortium for Ocean Leadership

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    • Wilderness Society

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    • Advocates for Access to Public Lands

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 12, 2009, by Stbalbach - Sped through?! Hardly. It's been worked on for YEARS and is a bi-partisan effort about 50/50 Dems and Repubs proposed the bills - Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) was playing tricks and games to stall it, upsetting Senators on both sides of the isle. Also I would be curious how "This bill poses a major threat in shutting down the areas I cherish", sounds rather short sighted and dubious. This bill will preserve areas I ALSO cherish, but also my kids and grand kids will still have access to them in generations time. We need to have a future and this bill is about doing the right thing.

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      As noted by Stbalbach, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 12, 2009, "Sped through?! Hardly. It's been worked on for YEARS and is a bi-partisan effort about 50/50 Dems and Repubs proposed the bills - Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) was playing tricks and games to stall it, upsetting Senators on both sides of the isle. Also I would be curious how "This bill poses a major threat in shutting down the areas I cherish", sounds rather short sighted and dubious. This bill will preserve areas I ALSO cherish, but also my kids and grand kids will still have access to them in generations time. We need to have a future and this bill is about doing the right thing."
    • On January 14, 2009, by keihin - I have read that the Congressional Budget Office has examined S.22 and declared it "revenue neutral". This means that, on the whole, the projects contained within it won't cost the taxpayers a cent. A wilderness designation does not close the land. The land remains open and accessible. This designation only prohibits vehicular access. Personally, I enjoy hiking much more than biking and four-wheeling. You see so much more when you're moving slowly. And the land seems much bigger, and can be shared by more people. Not to mention that the land doesn't get torn up by motor trails. The "Leave No Trace" ethic makes a lot of sense in these special areas.

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      As noted by keihin, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 14, 2009, "I have read that the Congressional Budget Office has examined S.22 and declared it "revenue neutral". This means that, on the whole, the projects contained within it won't cost the taxpayers a cent. A wilderness designation does not close the land. The land remains open and accessible. This designation only prohibits vehicular access. Personally, I enjoy hiking much more than biking and four-wheeling. You see so much more when you're moving slowly. And the land seems much bigger, and can be shared by more people. Not to mention that the land doesn't get torn up by motor trails. The "Leave No Trace" ethic makes a lot of sense in these special areas. "
    • On January 11, 2009, by Stbalbach - Socialism? You must be joking. America is marching quite quickly in the opposite direction, control of government by private special interests (corporations). The evidence for this is so overwhelming and so apparent in the wake of the current financial crisis and wars, it makes these occasional victories for the public good stand out as being unusual.

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      As noted by Stbalbach, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 11, 2009, "Socialism? You must be joking. America is marching quite quickly in the opposite direction, control of government by private special interests (corporations). The evidence for this is so overwhelming and so apparent in the wake of the current financial crisis and wars, it makes these occasional victories for the public good stand out as being unusual."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • A thorough comparison of the Traditional Latin Mas - RORATE CÆLI - January 03, 2011 by RORATE CÆLI - The Council of Trent teaches (S.22 cap.4) that: “Holy things must be treated in a holy way and this Sacrifice is the most holy of all things. And so that this Sacrifice might be worthily and reverently offered and received, the Catholic ...

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      As noted by RORATE CÆLI on January 03, 2011, "The Council of Trent teaches (S.22 cap.4) that: “Holy things must be treated in a holy way and this Sacrifice is the most holy of all things. And so that this Sacrifice might be worthily and reverently offered and received, the Catholic ..." (http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2011/01/thorough-comparison-of-traditional.html)
    • SPILLER v MAUDE. (NOTE) | 73 Wire - January 02, 2011 by 73 Wire - S. 22.] ] 32 Ch D 158. HEARING-DATES: 16 July 1881. 16 July 1881. INTRODUCTION: IN the year 1815 a society called the York Theatrical Fund Society was instituted in York by the voluntary association and subscriptions of the members of ...

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      As noted by 73 Wire on January 02, 2011, "S. 22.] ] 32 Ch D 158. HEARING-DATES: 16 July 1881. 16 July 1881. INTRODUCTION: IN the year 1815 a society called the York Theatrical Fund Society was instituted in York by the voluntary association and subscriptions of the members of ..." (http://73wire.com/england-and-wales/spiller-v-maude-note/)
    • Anne Hathaway makes surprise Staten Island visit to invite P.S. 22 ... - December 16, 2010 by Parents 4 democratic Schools - The world-famous chorus from Staten Island's Public School 22 has been tapped to perform for Hollywood stars at the Oscars in February. Actress Anne Hathaway, co-host of this year's Academy Awards, made a surprise appearance at the ...

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      As noted by Parents 4 democratic Schools on December 16, 2010, "The world-famous chorus from Staten Island's Public School 22 has been tapped to perform for Hollywood stars at the Oscars in February. Actress Anne Hathaway, co-host of this year's Academy Awards, made a surprise appearance at the ..." (http://parents4democraticschools.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/anne-hathaway-makes-surprise-staten-island-visit-to-invite-p-s-22-chorus-to-sing-at-oscars/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - October 12, 2009 by Spiegel Online - (S. 22) Ein Samenkorn pflanzen: "Für gesunde Kinder und was Vernünftiges zu essen" lautet das Motto der Sarah Wiener Stiftung, die in Grundschulen Kochkurse ...

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      As noted by Spiegel Online on October 12, 2009, "(S. 22) Ein Samenkorn pflanzen: "Für gesunde Kinder und was Vernünftiges zu essen" lautet das Motto der Sarah Wiener Stiftung, die in Grundschulen Kochkurse ..." (http://wissen.spiegel.de/wissen/archiv/inhalt/inhalt.html?q=SPWI&j=2009&a=3)
    • Role of BLM employees questioned in federal investigation - October 07, 2009 by Examiner.com - The NLCS legislation that made it a permanent agency within the BLM was S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. It was fast-tracked through ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on October 07, 2009, "The NLCS legislation that made it a permanent agency within the BLM was S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. It was fast-tracked through ..." (http://www.examiner.com/x-1197-Boomer-Biker-Examiner~y2009m10d8-Role-of-BLM-employees-questioned-in-federal-investigation)
    • Role of BLM employees questioned in federal investigation - October 06, 2009 by American Motorcyclist Association - The NLCS legislation that made it a permanent agency within the BLM was S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. It was fast-tracked through ...

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      As noted by American Motorcyclist Association on October 06, 2009, "The NLCS legislation that made it a permanent agency within the BLM was S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. It was fast-tracked through ..." (http://www.amadirectlink.com/news/story.asp?id=1411)
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