It appears like Congress is enjoying the shittiest recreation of limbo you’ve ever seen. In an never-ending quest to go even decrease than they’ve already gone, Utah Republican Rob Bishop (maybe the frontrunner within the contest of most deplorable congressman/lady) is now making an attempt to strip protections for tens of millions of acres of vital public lands and waters.
After serving to persuade the Trump Administration to conduct the now notorious nationwide monuments overview, Bishop is now asking Secretary Zinke to “conduct a complete and expedited overview of all mineral withdrawals executed prior to now eight years to find out these of benefit and people whose goal served solely to dam applicable improvement beneath FLPMA.”
This request places at risk tens of millions of acres of federal lands that the Obama Administration protected against harmful mining proposals.
LINK (by way of: The Hill)