Rob Bishop hideous bill that would gut the protection of Americas most vulnerable public land (HR3990) is set for a markup hearing Wednesday before the House Committee on Natural Resources, which Bishop chairs.
The bill, which should be named the 'sell the land cheap to the polluters, fossil fuel, and block-the-land off from the outdoor recreationists bill', would destroy the 111-year-old right of US Presidents to protect threatened public land. Bishop's bill limits to 640 acres, the amount of federal land that a President can save--and even that piddling amount can only be designated if it is at least 50 miles from existing monuments' boundaries.
Absurdly, Bishop's act would grant unilateral presidential authority to make monument reductions of up to 85,000 acres by fiat.
Bishop had the audacity to call his extremist proposal, 'rational and common sense.'
Will you join our army of activists? We must stop this man before it is too late.