From this story in the Greenfield (Ala.) Reporter:
The debate over whether to extend Alabama's land preservation program, Forever Wild, has split the new Republican majority in the Legislature and groups that are part of the GOP's traditional base. The Business Council of Alabama and the National Rifle Association are advocating extending Forever Wild for another 20 years. The Alfa Farmers Federation and other conservatives want the Legislature to hold off.
_"...The division among Republicans was demonstrated by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh. The Republican from Anniston, who is an avid outdoorsman, voted to approve the bill in committee, but said he was uncertain what he will do when the bill reaches the Senate. A senator who voted against the bill, Republican Tom Whatley of Auburn, said, "It comes down to a philosophy: You are either for government acquisition of property or you are not."