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We must safeguard our state's beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes

In the waning days of the 112th Congress, the Senate approved a bill Iíve been fighting to pass that protects more than 35,000 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
The House of Representatives failed to take up the bill, but Senate passage makes me optimistic we can push this important legislation across the finish line in the incoming Congress.
Senate passage was the result of years of effort by concerned citizens and community groups, local officials, the business community and the National Park Service. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and I introduced the bill in the past two Congresses to establish a wilderness area that better protects precious natural habitat while improving access to areas with recreation opportunities or historic resources.  more...

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