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House Proceeding 03-25-09 on Mar 25th, 2009 :: 0:29:50 to 0:32:15
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:29:48 to 0:30:08( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: from california, mr. mckeon, for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for two minutes. mr. mckeon: thankou, mr. i thank the chairman for the time for his leadership in bringing this important bill to the floor. i rise in strong support of the omnibus land bill which includes my legislation, the eastern sierra and northern san gabriel wild heritage act of which i'm going to speak about.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:29:50 to 0:32:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard P. Buck McKeon

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:30:09 to 0:30:30( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: i have the great privilege of rugged and beautiful areas of the country, including the vast eastern sierras of california. represented in a few of the pictures i have here. my district is also one of the largest in the country with over 95% of the land owned and managed by the federal government.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:30:31 to 0:30:52( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: we need land for recreation, hunting and fishing, we need land for mining. we need some land protected as wilderne we need commonsense locally driven solutions to land use. this legislation is the product of countless hours of community involvement between senator boxer and i working together

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:30:53 to 0:31:15( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: with virtually every local stakeholder, county official, local sportsman, and recreation advocate. b.l.m. and forest service. we also presented the legislation directly to the public through county hearings. specifically this legislation would designate over 470,000 acres of wilderness in the

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:31:16 to 0:31:36( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: eastern sierras and the san gabriel mountains north of los angeles. while many of these areas are already successfully protected from many destructive human activities by the management plans of the forest service and b.l.m., i feel strongly that thes areas should have a higher level of protection. in addition, my legislation strikes that important land use

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:31:37 to 0:31:57( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: balance and releases over 50,000 acres of from further consideration as wilderness. finally, my legislation creates the first ever dedicated winter recreation area, 11,000 acres of snowmobile use which will bring much needed tourism to the community of bridge port in

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:31:58 to 0:32:17( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: northern mono county. this is a locally driven, practical solution to the many land uses in my district. this isn't congress telling my district how to manage our land. this is my community, my constituents asking congress to approve a land use compromise developed and vetted back home in california.

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