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Hagan Cosponsors Environmental Protection Bill PDF Print
Written by Cory Watson   
Friday, 02 October 2009 08:03

North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan is cosponsoring legislation that will help to permanently protect some of America’s premier public lands and shield more than 150,000 acres of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests from development.


The bill, called the National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2009, will also help preserve more than 58.5 million acres of roadless areas across the country, including 723,000 in Southern Appalachia.

The bill does, however, permit new roads to be constructed to fight fires and ensure public health and safety.
Hagan spoke favorably of the bill in a press release and touted the importance of protecting undeveloped areas.

"This legislation will permanently protect the forests of North Carolina, which are natural treasures in our state," the democrat said. "These roadless areas in our state and across the country should be preserved for future generations."


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