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Upton Applauds President Signing Sleeping Bear Dunes Legislation into Law

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Washington, DC, Mar 13 | Lynn Turner/Nick Culp (269-385-0039 / 202-225-3761) | comments
Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, welcomed today’s news that President Obama has signed bipartisan legislation to preserve Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The newly enacted legislation designates more than 32,000 acres of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness areas.

“This is a tremendous victory for Michigan residents and the countless visitors who are drawn to our lakeshores each year,” said Upton. “This law is the product of  many years of bipartisan work to ensure the beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes is enjoyed for generations to come. I applaud my colleague Congressman Dan Benishek and Senator Carl Levin for their tireless efforts to get the job done.”
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