Washington, DC (February 6, 2014) – U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce voted for H.R. 2954, the Public Access and Lands Improvement Act. The bill is a package of ten public lands bills that protect public land access and streamline federal regulations.
“Nearly a third of the land in New Mexico is held by the federal government,” said Pearce, “so how we manage our public lands has a profound effect on the state’s jobs, economy, recreation, and our future. The bill increases the access Americans have to their public lands, streamlines federal land regulations, improves the permitting process for grazing on public lands, and strengthens the environmental health of many of our national treasures. This commonsense bill is the right thing to do for the future of America’s public lands, and for the millions of Americans who enjoy them.”