On February 11, 2019, the U.S. Senate did something right. In a 92 to 8 vote, the Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act (Click Here For The Whole 600 Page Document).
The overwhelming “bipartisan” support for the bill was miraculous, itself, considering the partisan vitriol that has become the norm, recently. But the bigger miracle is what the senators agreed to – the content of the bill. The Washington Post (see the flip book, below) calls it “the most sweeping conservation legislation in a decade.” It grants protection for millions of acres of public lands, as well as hundreds of miles of rivers across the U.S.
At a time when the president and his cabinet have clearly favored development and mining over ecological concerns, it is particularly exciting to see nearly the entire senate, including all but eight Republican senators – take issue with the president’s policy while supporting a conservation policy that is almost certainly in-line with the wishes of the vast majority of American people.
Check out the flip book below. It’s the Washington Post story about this bill.