U.S. Wilderness Act Turns 40

Uniquely American idea has since been copied by other countries.
September 3, 2004, 5am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Forty years and 106 million acres after Congress decided the wilderness should not be spoiled by people, the law is such an icon that skeptics dare only try to slow its consequences...Supporters credit the law’s success to the power of a revolutionary, uniquely American idea — leaving future generations some of the last remaining wild areas, free from human design. Other countries have since mimicked it."

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Published on Thursday, September 2, 2004 in MSNBC
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