Bill challenges Merced River protection

The Union Democrat
March 12, 2013

Congressman Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, submitted H.R. 934 on Monday, a bill identical to one offered in the last Congress by Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, who then represented Tuolumne County.

The legislation seeks to remove the Wild and Scenic designation for an 1,800-foot-long section of the river that overlaps with the boundary recognized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the New Exchequer Dam project, which in 1967 created Lake McClure in western Mariposa County.

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