Start calling to Save the 1906 Antiquities Act

Antiquities act

Congress is “debating ” removing lands from our national parks, removing national monuments, etc.  If you care  about these lands remaining available to the public for their stated uses, start calling, writing, etc.

1906 Antiquities Act repeal which means drilling for oil and gas, displacing wildlife, fish, vegetation, and areas used for other recreation.

Background via wiki:

The Antiquities Act of 1906, (Pub.L. 59–209, 34 Stat. 225, 54 U.S.C. § 320301–320303), is an act passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by Theodore Roosevelt on June 8, 1906. This law gives the President of the United States the authority to, by presidential proclamation, create national monuments from federal lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. The Act has been used over a hundred times since its passage. Its use occasionally creates significant controversy. On April 26, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order to review the Antiquities Act.

An article is here that gives a voice to the opponents of designating Bears Ear and Grand Stair Case in Utah both of which could loose their status under Trump.


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