in the current Congress, two dozen bills and amendments threaten to gut and effectively invalidate the
Antiquities Act, which was first signed into law by Theodore Roosevelt to
protect treasured American lands as national monuments.
these radical attacks on new parks and monuments are being pushed during the
year of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. Instead of supporting our national parks, like the
overwhelming majority of Americans, Congress is instead attempting to gut the
law that has protected nearly half of them.
Antiquities Act is a time-honored law that allows the president to protect
public land. Presidents from both parties have used this law to protect some of
America’s most treasured places, from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty.
Undermining the Antiquities Act is completely out
of step with Americans’ overwhelming support for this bedrock law.
bills or amendments pass, it will end a century-old tradition of protecting America’s wildest
and most important places, and leave land protection solely in the hands of a
members of Congress to oppose these attacks on a conservation law that has
helped protect America’s most special places! Help us defend the Antiquities
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