On October 11, the Natural Resources Committee in the House of Representative is meeting to consider legislation to overhaul the Antiquities Act—our nation’s first preservation law dedicated to protecting historic, prehistoric, and scientific features on our public lands. H.R. 3990, introduced by Committee Chairman Rob Bishop of Utah, would narrow the scope of what could be protected under the Antiquities Act, limit the size of national monuments for the first time, and provide the President unprecedented authority to reduce the size of existing national monuments. National Trust Vice President of Government Relations and Policy Tom Cassidy provided a statement to members of the Committee urging opposition to the bill. Read the statement below.
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