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Certain members of Congress are trying to pass The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act (H.R. 1581/S. 1087) in order to make way for industrialization in wilderness areas that have been protected for decades.

If this legislation passes, much of California's remote land, including its beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range, will be open for industrial expansion. This means that developers will now have the option to build businesses, roads, mines, and logging ventures — thereby endangering countless species of plants and animals that exist in the mountains, forests, and deserts in this area.

Protected for decades against industrialization, this stretch of land is now in grave danger. Urge President Obama to reject H.R. 1581 should it reach his desk.

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Dear President Obama,

I am very concerned about a piece of legislation that is currently circulating through Congress. The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act (H.R. 1581/S. 1087) would open up some 60 million acres of American forest, mountain, and desert land that has been protected for decades against commercial industrialization.

There are individuals in Congress who would like to see this land decimated and overrun with lucrative ventures such as logging, mining, and commercial business.

But we cannot put a price on this precious land. Making way for industrialization will no doubt threaten the survival of all plant and animal species that live there.

If H.R. 1581 should pass and reach your desk for final signing, I kindly ask that you reject the proposal and take a stand toward protecting our untouched wilderness.

Thank you for your consideration on this important matter.

Petition Signatures


Jul 21, 2018 Debbie Taylor
Jul 20, 2018 Nancy Willetts
Jul 20, 2018 Karen Browning
Jul 19, 2018 Kathie Boley
Jul 19, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 19, 2018 Tom Rarey
Jul 19, 2018 CARL BUGARA
Jul 19, 2018 Laura Link
Jul 18, 2018 Terri Raimondo
Jul 12, 2018 Kristi Weber
Jul 5, 2018 Etelvina D. Serrano Martínez
Jun 30, 2018 Kimberly Worman
Jun 30, 2018 Madalina Viziteu
Jun 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 Reba Garrison
Jun 29, 2018 Debra Giannetti Keep our wild places wild. It's no place for Big Money!!!
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 26, 2018 Becky Tank
Jun 17, 2018 Debbie Barabe
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Lisa Osthues
Jun 8, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
Jun 8, 2018 Elizabeth Chang
Jun 8, 2018 Ellen McCann
Jun 8, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Jun 8, 2018 Dayle Severns
Jun 8, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 7, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jun 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Kim DelMonico
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2018 Angel Woytovich
May 24, 2018 Lina Guerrero
May 23, 2018 Roseann Maziarek
May 23, 2018 Melissa Gillett
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 Dianne Salisbiury
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 Shellie Vann-Volk
May 22, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
May 21, 2018 Shannon Leitner
May 21, 2018 Rama Bharadwaj
May 21, 2018 Vivian Sciacca
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 16, 2018 DIANE POOLE
May 14, 2018 Ethelyn Barksdale
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2018 Dena Shelangoski

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