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Senate Passes More ‘Conservation’ Bills

From the Gaia cultists at Reuters:

Senate passes broad conservation measure

Fri Jan 16, 2009

By Thomas Ferraro

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Thursday approved a sweeping conservation measure as it tries to reverse years of rollbacks in environmental protection by the administration of outgoing President George W. Bush.

On a vote of 73-21, it passed a package of nearly 170 land and water bills and sent it to the House of Representatives, which was expected to give it final approval.

Barack Obama is set to sign it into law after he is sworn in as president on Tuesday, one of the first moves in what is likely to be a more aggressive approach toward the environment.

The Senate-passed measure would protect millions of acres (hectares) of America’s parks, rivers, streams and trails from development

A centerpiece of the Senate package is the National Landscape Conservation System Act. It would make permanent a 26 million-acre (10.5 million-hectare) system composed of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s best lands and waters…

There was some discontent in the Democratic-led Senate among Republicans who were refused a chance to offer amendments

"As we begin the new Congress, it’s apparent that its business as usual for the Democratic majority and the so-called change coming to D.C. is only in words, not action," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican.

Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico called it one of the broadest conservation measures in decades. Mostly Republican critics, however, said it would deny access to lands for possible oil and gas drilling.

The measure would designate as wilderness more than 2 million acres in nine states — from Virginia to California — and declare former President Bill Clinton’s boyhood home in Hope, Arkansas, a national historic site.

Has Mr. Obama or any of his minions in the media ever explained how he is going to do all of his billions of dollars in infrastructure improvements with all of the environmental regulations now in place.

FDR never had that problem.

The measure would… declare former President Bill Clinton’s boyhood home in Hope, Arkansas, a national historic site.

Speaking of crimes against the environment.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 16th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Senate Passes More ‘Conservation’ Bills”

  1. dulcimergrl says:

    -The measure would… declare former President Bill Clinton’s boyhood home in Hope, Arkansas, a national historic site.

    –Speaking of crimes against the environment.

    It’s not only a crime against the environment, it’s a crime against humanity!

  2. heykev says:

    Once gas get back to $5 a gallon because of increased taxes to pay for BHO’s bailouts. Everyone will pine for drilling on these lands, but they will be protected so we will have to continue to pay despots.

  3. proreason says:

    Anyplace where a liberal nut has shit will henceforth be protected land.


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