2008 Scorecard Vote
S. 2739, the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, packaged together 62 individual bills concerning lands and activities in over 30 states and the District of Columbia. The omnibus bill included a measure to designate the 106,000 acre Wild Sky Wilderness in Washington State to the National Wilderness Preservation System, added the Eightmile River in Connecticut to the Wild and Scenic River System, and authorized new protections for historic sites, national parks and precious water resources.
On April 29, the House passed this public land conservation legislation by a vote of 291-117 (House roll call vote 226), thus completing Congressional action and sending the bill to the President for signature. YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.