Environment & Energy

Mountains to Sound passes out of committee

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Act out of committee on Nov. 18.

The act would designate a stretch of scenic landscape from Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area. A Natural Heritage Area is a large, lived-in area designated by the U.S. Congress where historical, natural, recreational and cultural resources combine to form a landscape worthy of national distinction.