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KUNM: NM Delegation Reintroduces Wilderness Bill

Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegations are trying again to designate the 45,000-acre Columbine-Hondo area in Taos County as wilderness.

Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, both Democrats, on Monday reintroduced legislation to give the area permanent wilderness status. A companion bill is expected to be introduced in the House Tuesday by Rep. Ben Ray Luján, a Democrat who represents northern New Mexico.

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