It feels like Congress is playing the shittiest game of limbo you’ve ever seen. In an unending quest to go even lower than they’ve already gone, Utah Republican Rob Bishop (perhaps the frontrunner in the contest of most deplorable congressman/woman) is now trying to strip protections for millions of acres of critical public lands and waters.
After helping convince the Trump Administration to conduct the now infamous national monuments review, Bishop is now asking Secretary Zinke to “conduct a comprehensive and expedited review of all mineral withdrawals executed in the past eight years to determine those of merit and those whose purpose served only to block appropriate development under FLPMA.”
This request puts in danger millions of acres of federal lands that the Obama Administration protected from destructive mining proposals.
LINK (via: The Hill)