Enjoy, Explore, and Protect the Planet Sierra Club Allegheny Group, Pennsylvania Chapter

Public Lands

Our National Forests are Under Attack

ACTION ASAP: Contact your Congressman and urge them to vote NO on HR 1526

Our public lands are always vulnerable to industrial exploitation, be it drilling in County Parks, mining near the Grand Canyon, or clear cutting on the Allegheny National Forest north of us.  A disastrous bill (HR 1526) has been introduced in the US House of Representatives under the ironic title “Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act”. This bill will hand over control of federal lands management to the states and decimate the health of our forests – in effect, Gov. Tom Corbett would be in charge of managing Allegheny N – with clear-cutting the forest a top priority! A vote is expected in the House in only a few days.

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