WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 1769, The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act, sponsored by Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA). This important legislation will protect as wilderness over 22,000 acres of pristine forestlands and will increase protections for two rivers. Environment America urged Representatives to pass the bill.
“This is one of those wilderness areas that it’s hard to believe isn’t already fully protected,” said Anna Aurilio, Director of the DC office of Environment America. “Not only is it incomparably beautiful, it’s within an hour’s drive of a major population center. America’s natural heritage is at stake, and we have the opportunity and responsibility to protect it both for its ecological value and for future generations to enjoy,” she said.
Environment America is a federation of 28 state-based, citizen-funded environmental groups working for a cleaner, greener, healthier future.