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House passes CORE Act in massive public lands bill

Updated: Nov 20, 2021

Landmark legislation now moves to Senate; Rep. Boebert votes against bill

Hoping that the third time is the charm, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday again passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, along with other public land provisions.

The CORE Act aims to grow Colorado’s outdoor recreation based economy, protecting over 400,000 acres of public land across the state and establishing new wilderness, recreation and conservation areas.

The legislation packaged together eight separate public lands bills that were approved by the House but not acted on by the U.S. Senate last year. If approved by the Democrat-controlled Senate this session, the legislation would protect nearly 3 million acres in Colorado, California, Washington and Arizona.

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