Senate Democrats

Reid Statement on President’s Signing of One of the Most Important Conservation Bills in Decades

Washington,DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President Obama signed into law theOmnibusPublicLandManagement Act of 2009:
“I applaud President Obama for signing into law one of the most important conservation efforts in decades.  We are protecting more than 2 million acres of wilderness, more than 1,000 miles of wild and scenic rivers, thousands of miles of new national trails, and three new units of the National Park Service.  Preserving these public lands is now the law of the land, and will go a long way toward protecting our environment and natural resources for generations to come.”