Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus - Mount Jefferson Safe For Now

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December 21, 2011 1:37 PM

Christmas has come early for snowmobilers this year.  If you haven't already heard, Mount Jefferson is safe, at least for now. Mount Jefferson was designated Wilderness in U.S. Senator Jon Tester's Forest Jobs and Recreation Act.  This rider was attached to the Senate's Draft of FY2012 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill back in October, but it was not part of the conference version of the 2012 bill released last Thursday.

BLUERIBBON COALITION WILDERNESS UPDATE!

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS - MOUNT JEFFERSON SAFE FOR NOW
     
Dear BRC Members and Supporters,

Christmas has come early for snowmobilers this year.  If you haven't already heard, Mount Jefferson is safe, at least for now. Mount Jefferson was designated Wilderness in U.S. Senator Jon Tester's Forest Jobs and Recreation Act.  This rider was attached to the Senate's Draft of FY2012 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill back in October, but it was not part of the conference version of the 2012 bill released last Thursday.

Late on Wednesday night, House Republicans released the conference budget deal without the Democrats' signatures, although it contains the deals worked out by both sides. That version of the Interior budget left out both Tester's Forest Jobs and Recreation Act and a proposed new national park in Rhode Island, as well as 117 policy riders proposed by House Republicans, according to Tester's office.

The fight to keep Mount Jefferson is far from over, but for now, relax and enjoy the holidays and check out the story Tester forest act dead for 2011 in the December 16, 2011, version of the Ravalli Republic.

We want to thank Representative Mike Simpson, Senator James Risch and Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho and Representative Denny Rehberg of Montana for making this happen.

From the Public Lands staff here at BRC, have a Merry Christmas and Great New Year.

Brian Hawthorne                                 Ric Foster
Public Lands Policy Director             Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition                         BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 102                        208-237-1008 ext 107

 

 

 


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