Prevent The Destruction Of America's Wilderness

  • By: Judy Molland
  • Target: Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader

"The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs more defenders," as Edward Abbey put it eloquently.

Abbey would be horrified if he knew that a bill supported by the GOP and the NRA seeks to gut the 1964 Wilderness Act and all the protections provided by the National Wilderness Preservation System.

On April 17, 2012, the US House of Representatives passed HR 4089,the Sportsmen's Heritage Act, supposedly to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting

In fcat, instead of protecting the wilderness, this Act would essentially eviscerate the 1964 Wilderness Act and gut protections for every wilderness in America's 110-million-acre National Wilderness Preservation System. It would destroy large swathes of wilderness through road, dam and building construction, as well as extensive habitat modifications. This is a destructive piece of legislation, which needs to go away.

Dear Senator Reid,





On April 17, 2012, the US House of Representatives passed HR 4089, the Sportsmen's Heritage Act, supposedly to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting





In fcat, instead of protecting the wilderness, this Act would essentially eviscerate the 1964 Wilderness Act and gut protections for every wilderness in America's 110-million-acre National Wilderness Preservation System. It would destroy large swathes of wilderness through road, dam and building construction, as well as extensive habitat modifications. This is a destructive piece of legislation, which needs to go away.





Please ensure that the U.S. Senate does nothing to advance HR 4089, and instead protects our grand wilderness legacy for future generations.





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