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The Grand Canyon is one of America's most treasured and unrivaled natural majesties.

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Wild horses, an icon of the American West, roam America’s valleys and plains.

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America’s 13,000 miles of coastline and 3.4 million square nautical miles of ocean grace our nation with majestic views, beautiful beaches and unique fish and plant species.

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American bison, long a symbol of our national heritage, graze freely in Yellowstone National Park.

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The powerful Rio Grande is protected as a Wild and Scenic River as it flows below Big Bend National Park.

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The setting sun illuminates the Western desert.

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El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico showcases the exquisite beauty of a tropical rainforest.

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California’s majestic redwood trees reveal the unique beauty of our National Forests.

Committee Advances Duck Stamp Bill
Thursday, 30 July 2009
The House Natural Resources Committee, led by Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), Wednesday approved the Migratory Bird Habitat Investment and Enhancement Act (H.R. 1916), introduced by Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), by a vote of 26-16.
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Rahall and Grijalva Hail Withdrawal of Grand Canyon Lands from Uranium Mining
Monday, 20 July 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – One year after House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) and Subcommittee Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) initiated efforts to force the Bush-era Interior Department to withdraw lands surrounding the Grand Canyon National Park from new uranium mining – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, today, moved to protect nearly one million acres from new uranium mining.
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House to Vote on Sensible, Cost-Saving Measure to Protect America’s Wild Horses
Friday, 17 July 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation tomorrow – Friday, July 17 – that will ensure the continued protection of wild horses and burros that roam America's public lands from senseless slaughter, announced House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV).
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Rahall and Bordallo Statement on Tony Babauta Appointment as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas
Monday, 06 July 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) and Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife Chairwoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) released the following statements today following an announcement that President Obama will nominate Tony Babauta as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas of the Department of the Interior:
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Rahall Statement on U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Resolution
Thursday, 11 June 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) delivered the following statement today on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on H. Res. 529, a resolution condemning the violent attack on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 10, 2009, and honoring the bravery and dedication of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum employees and security personnel.  The resolution was approved by a vote of 413-0.  Below are Rahall's remarks.
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