The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA) attached to the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 passed today at 2:04 EDT by a vote of 285 to 140! (Democrats - yea: 285, nay: 4, not voting: 3; Republicans: yea: 38, nay: 140, 1 not voting)
A special session on the history of fossil legislation at the 8th Conference on Fossil Resources in St. George will be held during that meeting.
Other blogging on the bill passing here. Now many regulations are going to be worked on so keep an eye out for the comment period. We need to make sure our comments are heard as these things begin to take shape.
Congrats to everyone for all of their hard work on this bill!!
Happy PRPA Day!
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