Why Do House Republicans Want to Prevent New Parks?

By Garett Reppenhagen

House Republicans, this month, are seeking to curtail the president’s ability to protect our nation’s rich military and cultural heritage and limit his ability to use the Antiquities Act to conserve national parks and monuments. The “Preventing New Parks” bill (H.R. 1459) is being voted on by the full House this week.

When did protecting our national heritage become a partisan issue?

It wasn’t a partisan issue just one year ago, this week, when President Obama’s protected the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, in Ohio. When Congress failed to pass bipartisan legislation conserving Colonel Young’s historic home in Wilberforce, …read more

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