Friday, March 29, 2013

Congress Considering Removal of Wild and Scenic Designation for Merced River

In an effort to push forward a project that would increase irrigation storage in the Merced River watershed by raising the spillway on a downstream dam, representative Tom McClintock has put forth a bill in Congress that would repeal the national Wild and Scenic designation for the river. The Merced, which flows through the Yosemite valley epitomizes what a Wild and Scenic River should be. HR 934 would set a terrible precedent with governments being able to repeal the protections afforded by the federal wild and scenic, wildnerness or other designations every time it is economically convenient. Please write your representative and tell them not to support this short sighted and harmful bill. 

American Rivers have provided a quick and easy way to make your voice heard on this important issue:

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