National Parks Conservation Association Condemns Senate Passage of St. Croix Bridge Legislation, Calls on House to Reject the Bill

 
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   January 24, 2012
Contact:   Perry Wheeler, NPCA Senior Media Relations Coordinator, P: 202-419-3712


National Parks Conservation Association Condemns Senate Passage of St. Croix Bridge Legislation, Calls on House to Reject the Bill

Statement by NPCA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Craig Obey

"Senators from Wisconsin and Minnesota have taken a dubious step toward reversing the history of far-sighted protection for the tremendous natural treasures the citizens of those great states have come to cherish. They have also set a course that could undermine the protection of countless rivers across the nation. The legislation the Senate passed last night to build a massive, new freeway bridge over the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is fiscally reckless and an embarrassment to the environmental legacy of those two states. A bridge may be needed, but can be had at far less cost to the taxpayers and to the environmental legacy we leave our children. We are now left to hope that the U.S. House of Representatives displays more wisdom."

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