How the Arcane Antiquities Act Helps Save National Parks

21 Apr 2014 3:21 PM | Anonymous
A Look at the Attack on the Antiquities Act

Some in congress want to change a bill that allows presidents to designate national monuments. Should we care? Recently, U.S. Representative Rob Bishop celebrated a victory. He managed to push bill HR 1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act, through the House. Its aim is to weaken the President’s ability to designate public lands as national monuments, an authority assigned under the Antiquities Act of 1906. 

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