SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 9, February 26, 2015

Congressional Legislation Would Limit President’s Power to Designate National Monuments

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to curtail the President’s power to unilaterally designate national monuments.
   

SEMA-supported legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to curtail the President’s power to unilaterally designate national monuments. Roads and trails for motorized vehicles are frequently closed as a result of such designations. The bills would require such designations be approved by congress and the impacted state legislature. The issue is consequential. President Obama has designated 16 national monuments, including most recently, 21,500 acres of land in south-central Colorado as the “Browns Canyon National Monument.”

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Eric Snyder at erics@sema.org.

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