Take Action- Bill Would Gut Antiquities Act
Last Friday, we asked you to act quickly to stop a bad bill in Congress that could have devastating consequences for our National Conservation Lands. Since we last wrote, the bill has gotten worse and we need your help to stop it.
An amendment is being added to the bill to gut the Antiquities Act. This terrible amendment is being offered by Rep. Virginia Foxx from North Carolina and would take away the President’s ability to protect sensitive cultural and natural areas. This runs counter to more than a century of bipartisan Presidential proclamations that protected some of our country’s finest cultural and natural areas.
We are asking you to take immediate action in the following ways:
Call and email your representative in Congress and tell them to vote against the HR 4089 because:
- It rolls back a century of American conservation by taking away the President’s ability to protect sensitive cultural areas.
- This is a “Drill in the Parks” bill because it will allow oil and gas development in already protected areas cherished by Americans.
- It opens up areas already protected to off road vehicle abuse and new road construction.
Contact info for your representative can be found by clicking the state link below. It takes 5-minutes and can make a huge difference!
Thanks for your help and prompt attention to this threat.