CCAGW Annual Ratings

Wilderness and River Designations -- En Bloc Amendments


Neguse, D-Colo., en bloc amendments no. 2 that would, among other provisions, strike from the bill all provisions that would designate "potential wilderness" areas; prohibit the bill's provisions from taking effect until the Interior Department certifies that no renewable energy jobs would be lost as a result of the bill's enactment; require local counties to approve any mineral leasing withdrawals in the bill; postpone the bill's withdrawal of lands from eligibility for mining and mineral leasing until the Interior Department determines that there are no mineral or geothermal resources present in the lands to be withdrawn, other than uranium; and exempt lands in a number of congressional districts from the bill's provisions.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 43
Bill Number: 
HR 803
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Rejected 197-226 : D 1-216; R 196-10