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07
Aug
15

The First Family’s Day

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President Barack Obama signs H.R. 1138 Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act. in the Oval Office

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L-R), his daughter Sasha and first lady Michelle Obama depart for their annual summer vacation to Martha's Vineyard from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama, his daughter Sasha, and First Lady Michelle Obama depart for their annual summer vacation to Martha’s Vineyard from the South Lawn of the White House

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Sasha walk from the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, to board Marine One on the South Lawn for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., then onto Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for a family vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sasha Obama (C) smiles while walking with her parents U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as they depart for their annual summer vacation to Martha's Vineyard from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama, center, first lady Michelle Obama, right, and their daughter Sasha walk across the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, en route to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and onto Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for a family vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha walk off of Marine One and head towards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The president will return to his summer vacation spot of choice, the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, a day earlier than originally planned for more than two weeks of hoped-for rest coupled with extended pursuit of his favorite leisure sport: golf. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama waves from the top of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The president will return to his summer vacation spot of choice, the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, for more than two weeks of hoped-for rest coupled with extended pursuit of his favorite leisure sport: golf. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk from Marine One upon their arrival in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts August 7, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk from Marine One upon their arrival in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet well wishers upon their arrival in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts August 7, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Rep. Bill Keating, D-Mass, second from left, as first lady Michelle Obama, second from right, looks to Sasha Obama, center, after they arrived at Air Station Cape Cod, in Mass., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The president is returning to his summer vacation spot of choice, the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, for more than two weeks of hoped-for rest coupled with extended pursuit of his favorite leisure sport: golf. 102nd Intelligence Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Karen Cozza is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama talks with Rep. Bill Keating, D-Mass.

People watch as Marine One with President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha Obama, on board arrives at Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The president is returning to his summer vacation spot of choice, the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, for more than two weeks of hoped-for rest coupled with extended pursuit of his favorite leisure sport: golf. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet people after arriving at Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The president is returning to his summer vacation spot of choice, the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, for more than two weeks of hoped-for rest coupled with extended pursuit of his favorite leisure sport: golf. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk over to greet people after arriving at Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The president is returning to his summer vacation spot of choice, the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, for more than two weeks of hoped-for rest coupled with extended pursuit of his favorite leisure sport: golf. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

24
Dec
10

‘obama to restore wilderness rules for public lands’

NPR: The Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday.

The agency will replace the 2003 policy adopted under former Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Salazar said. That policy — derided by some as the “No More Wilderness” policy — stated that new areas could not be recommended for wilderness protection by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and opened millions of acres in the Rocky Mountain region to potential commercial development.

That policy “frankly never should have happened and was wrong in the first place,” Salazar said Thursday.

Environmental activists have been pushing for the Obama administration to restore protections for potential wilderness areas.

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