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Obama backs away from ‘wild lands’ plan

The Obama administration is backing away from a plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection, the Associated Press reports. In a memo today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his agency will not designate any of those public lands as “wild lands,” and instead will work with members of Congress to develop management proposals for the land. Congress had been pressuring the administration not to move forward with the “wild lands” proposal; click below for a full report from AP reporter Matthew Daly in Washington, D.C.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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