Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
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According to the Web site of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the bill's provisions include:
On March 3, the House passed the bill by a vote of 394-13.
On March 19, the Senate passed the bill as amended by a vote of 77-20.
On March 25, the House passed the bill with the Senate's amendments by a vote of 285 to 140.
On March 30, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the bill into law, saying it “protects treasured places from the Appalachians of Virginia and West Virginia to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; from the canyons of Idaho to the sandstone cliffs of Utah; from the Sierra Nevadas in California to the Badlands of Oregon.”
Articles and resources
- ↑ OpenCongress info page on Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
- ↑ Rep. Pelosi's info page on Public Land Management
- ↑ Kate Phillips, "Wilderness Lands Bill Becomes Law," NYTimes.com, March 30, 2009
- Department of the Interior info page on National Landscape Conservation System