I have been in the nation's capitol for a few days attending meetings. I was also fortunate to participate in a ceremony that the Wilderness Society put on in honor of Senator Jeff Bingaman. He was given the Society's hightest honor, the Ansel Adams Award, for his work on passing the Omnibus Public Lands act earlier this year. This act, which protect millions of acres of western landscapes, simply would not have made it into law without Bingaman's leadership. Attendees and speakers at the event included Senator Harry Reid and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and me! Many other Interior Department officials attended.
Bobbi and I will be back tomorrow.