Senator Ron Wyden continues to step up for Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands. In the last remaining weeks of the 116th Congress, he has taken the Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act to the Senate floor to call for it’s swift passage. This incredible act of tenacious leadership builds upon the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing this fall, where our elected leaders heard testimony on this landmark bill that would protect 1.1 million acres of beautiful, wild, culturally significant and ecologically invaluable public lands in the Owyhee Canyonlands and Malheur County.
Thank Senator Wyden for being a strong champion for Oregon’s Owyhee – and urge our elected leaders to work together to refine and pass this legislation as soon as possible.
Senator Wyden’s Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act (S.2828) is a visionary, pragmatic bill that can improve Oregon’s economy and environment and benefit Oregonians, rural communities and everyone who appreciates our public lands for generations to come. By working together and making our voices heard now, we can give the Owyhee the protection it needs and deserves.
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