THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 8, 2008
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
On Thursday, May 8, 2008, the President signed into law:S. 2457, which authorizes the Mashantucket Pequot (Western) Tribe to lease certain land to entities for up to 75 years, rather than 25 years as under current law,S. 2739, the “Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008,” which designates the 106,000-acre Wild Sky Wilderness in Washington State; designates three new National Heritage Areas; expands several national parks; authorizes funding for specified water projects; modifies two existing energy programs; applies U.S. immigration law to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and grants the Commonwealth a non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.
All right, now what?
Let's prepare ourselves for whatever good or bad this law would bring.