Forty Years Of The Wilderness Act

Is the Wilderness Act which protects 106 million acres in the nation still relevant today?
August 12, 2004, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Forty years ago, the United States did something that no nation had ever done before. With the passage of the Wilderness Act on Sept. 3, 1964, the U.S. made the decision to preserve some of the country’s wild places in perpetuity, to create areas in which development would not be allowed...Nationwide, nine million acres were declared wilderness almost immediately. Since then, Congress has added to that portfolio, which now totals 106 million acres... is the 40th birthday of this historic piece of legislation relevant to us now?"

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Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 in Missoula Independent
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