New Congress Begins Anti-Environment Attack With ‘No More National Parks’ Bill

Posted by Mike Confino, January 17, 2015

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Earlier this week, Rep. Don Young (R-AK) introduced a bill to strip current and future presidents’ authority to designate national monuments, proposing an overhaul to a law that presidents have used for nearly a century to protect some of the country’s most iconic and treasured places.

The bill, introduced Tuesday, would amend the 1906 Antiquities Act to effectively block the President from designating any new national monuments without congressional approval and an extensive environmental review. Additionally, the bill would require the President to seek approval from nearby state governments for marine monument proposals.

via New Congress Begins Anti-Environment Attack With ‘No More National Parks’ Bill | ThinkProgress.

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