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News Release: Senator Lee’s “No New Parks” Bill Defeated in Bipartisan Vote
WASHINGTON, DC (February 2, 2016) – Today, Senator Mike Lee’s (R-UT) amendment to the energy bill which would have arbitrarily dismantled the law that first protected nearly half of our national parks – the Antiquities Act – was resoundingly defeated. The amendment failed 47 to 48 – which was 13 votes short of passing – and was opposed by 4 Republican and 44 Democratic Senators.
“As our nation celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service, some members of Congress are working to dismantle our nation’s most important land conservation tool,” said Brian O’Donnell, Executive Director of the Conservation Lands Foundation. “Efforts to block new national parks and monuments are out of step with the vast majority of Americans who support the protection of our natural and historic sites and place a priority on conserving our shared public lands.”