Rodger Schlickeisen President, Defenders of Wildlife
(12/14/1999) - President Clinton’s two announcements today of additional lands
to be protected and of Interior Secretary Babbitt’s new monument proposals
represent news that can rightfully be called historic. The Clinton-Gore
Administration is often cited for its importance to the economy and education,
but future historians may emphasize its land legacy even more.
(09/23/1999) - Conservationists say that Secretary of the Interior Bruce
Babbitt’s visit to the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia,
today highlights an historic opportunity to preserve not only Civil War sites
but also invaluable lands, wildlife, and coastal areas elsewhere in the region
and the nation.
"President Clinton, Interior Secretary Babbitt, and some
legislators in both parties are presenting the country with an historic
opportunity to protect the nation’s most valuable but unprotected natural and