Bill sets aside more than 1m acres of new wilderness and conservation areas including rivers in California and Utah
Joshua Tree and Death Valley national parks are to be enlarged, and stunning river landscapes in California and Utah will be protected, under new legislation that passed the US Senate on Tuesday.
In all the public lands package sets aside more than a million acres of new wilderness and conservation areas in western states.
Original Title: 'Uniquely American': Senate passes landmark bill to enlarge national parks
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/13/senate-bill-public-lands-national-parks-expanded