U.S. House Approves Protections for Sleeping Bear Dunes
About 32,500 acres of land and inland water will be treated as wilderness
Washington The U.S. House on Tuesday passed legislation to designate nearly half of Michigans Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as federally protected wilderness, the highest level of conservation provided to federal public lands. The legislation already passed the Senate last year. The bill now heads to President Barack Obamas desk for his signature to become law.