TN Wilderness Act (update & progress)

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TN Wilderness Act (update & progress)

Time: October 23, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Brown Hall Auditorium @ ETSU, Room 112
Street: W. State of Franklin Rd.
City/Town: Johnson City, TN 37604
Website or Map: http://www.etsu.edu/etsuhome/…
Event Type: presentation, and, discussion
Organized By: ECO @ ETSU
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2012

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In this talk and multimedia presentation, Jeff Hunter will present history of, and update on the progress of, the TN Wilderness Act, proposed federal legislation that is sponsored by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and co-sponsored by Senator Bob Corker.

Sponsored by Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, the bill now in Congress would place 19,556 acres of Tennessee located in Cherokee National Forest in a permanent wilderness area.  The bill would not close any roads, would not require new appropriations, and would not cause any loss of taxes to local communities. It would permanently protect areas within the Cherokee National Forest that are already being managed as wilderness.  Congress is the only authority who can make wilderness areas permanent.  The areas in question have been designated as worth special protection.  See the map at this web site:   http://www.tnwild.org/

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