Congress sends Land and Water Conservation Fund, Yellowstone bills to Trump
Both sides of the political aisle in the House of Representatives lauded an omnibus package of public lands legislation on Tuesday before passing the measure 363-62.
Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, highlighted the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act in his floor speech, noting it represented the will of the local community.
“The consensus was clear — they don’t want mining in the Paradise Valley,” Gianforte said. “This will permanently ban mining on 30,000 acres of public land just outside Yellowstone National Park.”