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Campaign for America's Wilderness director discusses hurdles to passing wilderness bills

The 110th Congress has yet to send a wilderness bill to the president's desk--with the Democrats in control, and several key opponents no longer in the picture, why hasn't momentum picked up for wilderness legislation? During today's OnPoint, Mike Matz, executive director at the Campaign for America's Wilderness, discusses why wilderness proponents have not been more successful with legislation in the last year. He explains what the main obstacles are for wilderness issues and previews his organization's new ad campaign focusing on encouraging lawmakers and the public to address wilderness issues. Matz also explains how energy development may affect wilderness areas and wildlife.

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