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house Bill H.R. 803

Should Nearly 1.5 Million Acres of Land in California, Colorado, & Washington Be Designated as Wilderness?

Argument in favor

Designating these federal lands as wilderness and making additions to the National Wild & Scenic River System would permanently protect some of the most majestic and unique landscapes in America from being tarnished by human development and management.

jimK's Opinion
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02/25/2021
There is no excuse to not protect our national wilderness areas from being exploited.
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larubia's Opinion
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02/26/2021
Yes, these wilderness lands need to be protected from oil & crude development...but also from wildfires that ravage this region. So, I hope there is adequate funding to manage the land & animals that inhabit it, but also the water & fire fighting resources that will be required.
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Alexa's Opinion
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02/25/2021
We need to protect endangered species and preserve our forest ecosystems!
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Argument opposed

The eight bills in this package failed to achieve the local consensus needed to merit permanent designation of these lands as wilderness. Additionally, these bills should be considered individually instead of being into a larger package for the sake of transparency & accountability.

B.R.'s Opinion
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02/26/2021
Probably the reason that this bill was not passed in the past is because it is an attempt to make it a one size fits all. Makes more sense to consider each location on its own merit.
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Kate's Opinion
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02/25/2021
Give it back to the indigenous nations to manage.
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Lisa 's Opinion
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02/25/2021
Appears that these need to be separate bills.
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    There is no excuse to not protect our national wilderness areas from being exploited.
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    Probably the reason that this bill was not passed in the past is because it is an attempt to make it a one size fits all. Makes more sense to consider each location on its own merit.
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    Yes, these wilderness lands need to be protected from oil & crude development...but also from wildfires that ravage this region. So, I hope there is adequate funding to manage the land & animals that inhabit it, but also the water & fire fighting resources that will be required.
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    We need to protect endangered species and preserve our forest ecosystems!
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    I agree with the bill to keep wildness lands. Total good for the planet in every way!
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    I have no problem in making these separate bills.....just approve all of them.
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    These are already public lands, and in many instances clarify and consolidate existing wilderness areas. The primary objection to the bill appears to be that corporate interests will no longer be able to rape and pillage these spaces as they have so many other public lands. Wilderness is sacred ground, it needs to be preserved.
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    The more wilderness the better.
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    Americans all benefit from the protection of lands as wilderness. This is good for the environment, the wildlife, and those who want to recreate safely on these lands. I support more protection of lands such as these.
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    Our public lands must be protected and allowed to remain wild to support existing flora and fauna.
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    Representatives have approved this bill! Thank you! -—__—- -—__—- -—__—- -—__—- Approve! Go Bold! “Designating these federal lands as wilderness and making additions to the National Wild & Scenic River System would permanently protect some of the most majestic and unique landscapes in America from being tarnished by human development and management.” Sounds Great! “The primary objection to the bill appears to be that corporate interests will no longer be able to rape and pillage these spaces as they have so many other public lands. Wilderness is sacred ground, it needs to be preserved.” - @davidf That should have been made clearer in the lede; but I assumed it. We need wide open spaces more than ever!
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    Land conservation is vital to the health of the planet and for the enjoyment of the public. It is part of our country’s heritage and deserves protection as well as the wildlife.
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    Appears that these need to be separate bills.
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    Give it back to the indigenous nations to manage.
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    Nature will take care of us if we take care of it. Trees suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and replaces it with some O2. Oil derricks certainly don't.
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    Split this up and vote on the merits of each area
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    I vote “no” because we’ve found that broad brushing large swaths of land leaves it susceptible to forest fires with limited suppression abilities. Forest Plans can include use restrictions, i.e, limiting national resource removal for profit, handle it that way.
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    We have all seen what Calimexico does with their lands and the MW states with their wild fires because they would rather have half the state to burn to the ground rather than have a log company to come thin the forest by cutting one out of ten trees down and cutting fire breaks every ten miles or so. To allow natural down trees to be removed and at certain times when it is wet to do small control burns. Here in Louisiana and east Texas we control federal and state lands and forest and when private land is cut it is immediately cleaned and replanted. Each of these lands that they want to do in one bill needs to be voted on separately and it first needs the approval of the state to request turn over to the federal government then voted on. This really is all about gas and oil leases.
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    Our land is being destroyed due to numerous factors, the more land that can be preserved the better for everything and everybody! I’d like to make sure the next president can’t come in and use it for some kind of mining profit.
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    As a constituent I support this I hope you do as well
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