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Stand Up for Your National Monuments
12/8/2017
Credit:
Andrea Smith, Colorado TU Blog
The Antiquities Act was put in place to protect America’s special outdoor sites. Sixteen presidents, both Republican and Democrat, have used the Antiquities Act to establish National Monuments to be enjoyed by all, now and in the future. New legislation in both the House and Senate want to take away that ability from our President’s as well as withdraw the protections that these natural hunting, fishing, hiking, and recreation sites depend on.

Recent actions by the Trump Administration and proposed legislation in both the U.S. House (H.R. 3990) and Senate (S.33), threaten the integrity of the Antiquities Act and the future of our national monuments. For example, H.R. 3990 purposefully strips a President’s ability to create a national monument for reasons outside of historic artifacts – meaning that the long-established precedent for safeguarding hunting and fishing habitat, unique geologic sites, and delicate ecosystems will be gone.


READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON THE COLORADO TU WEBSITE:
http://coloradotu.org/2017/12/stand-up-for-your-national-monuments/