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Wilderness Weekly – April 23, 2014

Check out this week’s eNews for the latest updates and information on our campaigns. Read Wilderness Weekly here.

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Enhancing border security and protecting a national monument

The Hill By U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Steven M. Anderson (Retired) April 9, 2014 A few years ago, I participated in the VFW’s Bataan Memorial Death March – an annual marathon every March through the challenging,high-desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range. I was stirred….

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50 New Mexico Faith Leaders Embrace Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Plan

April 9, 2014 Contact: Sister Joan Brown, (505) 266-6966, JoanKansas@swcp.com Citing the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region’s spiritual significance, historical and ecological importance, and positive impact on the southern New Mexico economy, 50 faith leaders from throughout New Mexico this week sent a letter to President….

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Our View: Antiquities Act matters for nation

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 The Santa Fe New Mexican For more than 100 years, Republican and Democratic presidents alike have used their authority under the Antiquities Act to preserve the greatest of America’s iconic lands and sites. Established by that superb conservationist, Republican President Teddy….

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Hey, Congress, leave the national monuments system alone, will ya?

By Scott Martelle, LA Times March 22, 2014, 4:00 a.m. It’s hard to imagine a successful scenario for congressional Republicans’ latest inane effort to undermine conservation — and the Obama administration — but this little gambit is worth noting. And shouting down. The bill has one of….

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