Stop Rob Bishop's anti-wildlife border bill

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Originally Posted: 9 October 2011

Stop Rob Bishop's anti-wildlife border bill

FROM Endangered Species Coalition

ACTION

Please urge your Member of Congress to oppose H.R. 1505, the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act. This extreme and unneeded legislation that would remove virtually all environmental and conservation protections from public lands within 100 miles of our borders. Species including Canada lynx, West Indian manatees, Florida Panthers, and polar bears would see their habitats open to "immediate access" under the false auspices of securing our borders.

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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, has introduced a bill that would remove virtually all environmental and conservation protections from public lands within 100 miles of our borders.

This unnecessary and extreme bill would exempt the Department of Homeland Security from complying with as many as 36 laws within 100 miles of any land border. This would apply to an area that encompasses 10 whole states, including Florida and Hawaii!

Species including Canada lynx, West Indian manatees, Florida Panthers, and polar bears would see their habitats open to "immediate access" under the false auspices of securing our borders. The Department of Homeland Security has opposed similar bills and the Deputy Commissioner of the Border Patrol has testified that legislation affecting environmental laws is not needed.


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