SENATORS CANTWELL AND MURRAY RE-INTRODUCE LEGISLATION
We are pleased to announce that on March 7, 2017 Senators Cantwell and Murray introduced the Methow Headwaters Protection Act of 2017 - an important milestone for the Methow Headwaters Campaign. The bill calls for permanent protection of about 340,000 acres of public land in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest from new industrial-scale mine development. The senators originally introduced the legislation in 2016, and the bill was heard in September before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, of which Senator Cantwell is the ranking member. The re-introduction in the new congress continues the senators’ commitment to ensuring that the waters, working landscapes and recreational economy of the Methow Valley are protected from the impacts of industrial-scale mining.