MISSOULA, Mont. -(Ammoland.com)- Leaders in the outdoors and sportsmen’s communities today joined together in criticizing House of Representatives legislation that would undermine the federal Antiquities Act, sending a strong and unified pro-conservation message from a diverse constituency of public lands users, recreationists, hunters and anglers.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Patagonia and First Lite CEOs together condemned a bill introduced on Friday by Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah.
The National Monument Creation and Protection Act (H.R. 3990) would severely limit national monument designations made by presidents, including stipulating that proposed monuments larger than 640 acres be subject to a federal review process and enabling presidents to reduce or alter monuments already in existence. The House Natural Resources Committee will take steps to advance this legislation at a markup this afternoon.
“Congressman Bishop’s bill should cause all Americans to sit up and take notice,” said BHA President and CEO Land Tawney. “His attack on one of America’s bedrock conservation laws is bold and real – and cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged. As chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Congressman Bishop should be working to increase our …Read the Rest