Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Rob Bishop: Congress must cement Trump's public lands agenda into law

Via Billy

Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, is chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources. (Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner)

Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, says he's thrilled to finally be working with a president who supports the idea of returning the control of federal land to states and localities.

But in an interview with the Washington Examiner, he said Congress needs to work quickly to make sure President Trump's decisions to roll back national monument designations are locked into place, so a future president can't reverse those moves.

"What they are doing has go to be put into some type of statutory language to actually give some finality to it," Bishop said. "Otherwise, everything Trump is doing now can be changed by the next president."

1 comment:

  1. This is a great land grab by private individuals and corporations, many of them foreign. You can sell it under the guise that it is returning "our" lands to the states but in reality it is giving away "our" lands to those who would sell it off for votes and/or money. Simple as that.