The editorial also criticizes the proposed-Congressional budget for stripping critical conservation programs, and alludes to an anticipated fight challenging the President’s authority to designate new national monuments under the Antiquities Act.
It is no coincidence that the editorial was released President’s Day weekend. For, 15 Presidents – from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush -- have used the Antiquities Act to protect our most beloved and iconic places.
The editorial reminds us that across the country open space is disappearing at a record pace. This Congress has the opportunity to reconnect our children with the outdoors, now and forever.