The bill, introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), would add federally owned land in six iconic locations to the California Coastal National Monument - first established in 2000 and previously expanded by President Barack Obama in 2014.
The last Congress was a mixed bag for conservation, but it ended with a big victory, as Congress protected over 1 million acres of public lands (thanks in large part to the members and supporters of Th
Since its approval by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, the Antiquities Act has been used on a bipartisan basis by 16 presidents, serving as an important contingency plan for when Congress is unable to act swiftly to protect public lands.
What better place to celebrate history than at a place where it is honored and preserved? These wild places host incredible evidence of the achievements, struggles and lives of African Americans during the history of the continent.
Three new measures (S. Amendment 132, S.228, and H.R.330) could gut the Antiquities Act, which has been used on a bipartisan basis by presidents to protect natural and historic landmarks for over a century.