Breaking: The STC’s Wilderness Bill Has Passed the House Natural Resources Committee

Backpacking in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. Photo: Greg Heil

According to a post on the Sustainable Trails Coalition Facebook Page, bill HR 1349 has passed the House Natural Resources Committee with a vote of 22-18. The vote has been confirmed by Chairman McClintock’s staff person, following a close call in voting.

According to reports on the STC’s page, initially the Committee voted no, 15-19, with some members absent from the room, and several Republicans registering no votes.

Check out the video below (1hr 22min 11sec) for the final vote:

Bill HR 1349 now needs to make it to the House Floor, and then to Pass the House of Representatives–two distinct and challenging steps. We’ll continue to report on this landmark legislation as it progresses.