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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:51 PM

Rob Bishop's, R-Utah, "No New National Parks" bill is out of committee and will be

voted on as early as tomorrow. This bill guts the Antiquities Act and puts our parks, like the Grand Canyon, Arcadia, and Muir Woods at risk. Can we stop this?

http://www.sierraclub.org/lay-of-the-land/2017/10/no-more-parks

So, what does this bill do? Here are the four main
takeaways:

1. It changes the definition of what qualifies as deserving of protection. Artifacts and buildings are in, items of scientific importance and natural objects are definitely out.
2. It places restrictions on the size of monuments. Anything over 85,000 acres definitely canít be a monument. National monuments between 10,000 and 85,000 acres require approval from state legislatures and governors, which has been known to take decades.
3. It includes language that explicitly permits the president to rescind a national monument, totally undercutting the Administration and Bishopís arguments that the Antiquities Act as currently written already allows the president to get rid of a monument.
4. It completely prohibits the creation of marine monuments under the Antiquities Act.

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Reply Rob Bishop's, R-Utah, "No New National Parks" bill is out of committee and will be (Original post)
sinkingfeeling Oct 2017 OP
samnsara Oct 2017 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #5
Fred Sanders Oct 2017 #2
CurtEastPoint Oct 2017 #3
pansypoo53219 Oct 2017 #4
Matthew28 Oct 2017 #6

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:01 PM

1. all this will be reversed once we vote these fuckers out....

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:09 PM

5. What bothers me, Samnsara is the flip-floping.

We can't have a stable nation if successive administrations flip all sorts of laws and regulations just because the governments changes from red to blue, and blue to red.

Not only does this undermine American's faith in government, it also weakens international trust in the US.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:01 PM

2. The day will come when all the anti-Earth insanities and others will all be reversed and the

sweetness of that day will overwhelm all this current bitterness.

What is right is right and that will not be changed.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 07:26 PM

3. Damn these people to eternal suffering. Why are they destroying this country? Greed.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:28 PM

4. teddy r is ours now.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:12 PM

6. The goal is the 18th century

and the transformation of this country into a third world country.

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