Monday, November 25, 2019

Colorado Wilderness Act advances for full House vote - Full Article

U.S. Rep. Tipton has yet to lend support to bill

By Ayelet Sheffey Herald Staff Writer
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 4:38 PM

The House Committee on Natural Resources voted this week to pass the Colorado Wilderness Act, which now awaits full consideration in the House of Representatives.

In May, Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., introduced the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019. This legislation is intended to permanently protect more than 600,000 acres of wilderness in 32 areas across Colorado, expanding ecological diversity in those areas while including the lower elevation canyonlands in the Arkansas and Dolores river areas. DeGette said in a news release that passage of the bill will “help grow Colorado’s thriving tourism economy, and our multi-billion dollar outdoor recreation industry...”

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