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Wild Olympics Will Return to Congress

February 13, 2013

Senator Patty Murray plans to reintroduce Wild Olympics legislation that died in the last session of Congress.

The legislation, first introduced in June following years of discussion, would expand the wilderness area in the Olympic National Forest by about 200 square miles, creating a buffer around Olympic National Park. The legislation also would put 19 rivers under Wild and Scenic River protections.

The Grays Harbor County Commissioners, Aberdeen City Council, and Cosmopolis City Council have all voted in opposition to the legislation.

The Hoquiam City Council have voted saying they opposed the legislation as it was, but said they were willing to consider a revised plan.

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