Benishek Bill Headed To President For Signature

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U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek (MI - 01) (R)

U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek (MI – 01) (R)

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The U.S. House yesterday passed legislation to protect the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The bill, sponsored by Upper Peninsula Congressman Dan Benishek, was given approval in the Senate in June.

It now heads to President Barack Obama.

The legislation would designate approximately 32,500 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore as “wilderness” areas ensuring that natural features of the area will be preserved, while protecting county roads, historical structures, and access to recreation and enjoyment of the lake.

The right to hunt and fish in designated wilderness areas is specifically protected in the bill.

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