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Environmentalists Differ On Collaborative Projects

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR)
By Doug Nadvornick
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"President Obama has brought a new sense of optimism to the environmental movement. For the first time in years, conservation groups see a real chance to enact bills that received a cold reception from the Bush administration.

Some of those groups are pushing hard to get as much as they can. Others are proceeding more cautiously.

Environmental groups like Wilderness Watch are advocating for one bill that would create a wilderness area so large that it includes land in five Western states.

Congressman Raul Grijalva: "Today we'll hear testimony on HR 980, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act of 2009."

Several panels of supporters and opponents testified at this hearing before the House Natural Resources Committee. One panelist was more famous than the rest. Stanley, Idaho resident and singer/songwriter Carole King is a prominent advocate for this wilderness bill, as we hear in this webcast."

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