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Russell Nemetz PLC, NCBA Praise Mark-up of National Monument Creation and Protection Act
by Russell Nemetz, click here for bio

Program: Land & Livestock Report
Date: October 13, 2017

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Hi everybody it’s time for your Land and Livestock Report here on the Ag Information Network of the West-I’m Russell Nemetz.

The Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today praised Chairman Rob Bishop and the House Natural Resources Committee for marking-up H.R. 3390, the National Monument Creation and Protection Act. H.R. 3390 would bring long-overdue reform to the national monument designation process by setting clear parameters for the appropriate size of designations, giving voice to local residents and business owners, and requiring environmental studies before sweeping designations can be made. A mark-up is an initial step in the legislative process that allows a bill to move forward for further consideration.

“Previous Presidents consistently ignored original congressional intent for monument designations to be the ‘smallest area compatible’ with conservation objectives,” said Dave Eliason, president of the Public Lands Council. “Repeated abuse of executive authority under the Antiquities Act harmed local economies and communities in rural areas across the country.”

The Antiquities Act – a mere four paragraphs – has been used to lock up over 500 million acres of land and water without local input or economic analysis.

That’s your Land and Livestock Report-I’m Russell Nemetz.

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