Doña Ana County Wilderness: One Step Closer, Biggest Challenge Remains
July 21st—With strong bipartisan support, the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Wilderness Act, S. 1689 passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. The legislation will protect over 300,000 acres of public land as Wilderness and National Conservation Areas. Wilderness conservation in the Organ Mountains and other nearby natural treasures has been a top community priority for over five years. It awaits final Senate action.
Senior NM Senator Jeff Bingaman’s outstanding leadership, combined with NM Senator Tom Udall’s strong support has built a bill supported by thousands of citizens, four local elected governments, two local Chambers of Commerce, half a dozen local sportsmen organizations, community groups and conservation organizations.
It is time to thank Sen. Bingaman and Sen. Udall for their incredible wilderness conservation work!
CLICK HERE to thank our Senators for being wilderness champions.
Please take the time to follow the link above and send Senators Bingaman and Udall a letter, to thank them for today and ask that they continue working for successful passage of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Wilderness Act in this Congress!
And, listen to radio coverage of today’s hearing:
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