House GOP moves to revamp law on national monuments

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House GOP moves to revamp law on national monuments

Utah’s Rob Bishop creates bill to prevent designations of certain size
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, speaks in Salt Lake City in April 2016. Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced a bill that would prevent presidents from designating monuments larger than 85,000 acres and grant veto power to states and local officials for monuments larger than 10,000 acres. The GOP-controlled resources panel approved the bill today 23-17, sending it to the House floor.

House GOP moves to revamp law on national monuments

Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, speaks in Salt Lake City in April 2016. Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced a bill that would prevent presidents from designating monuments larger than 85,000 acres and grant veto power to states and local officials for monuments larger than 10,000 acres. The GOP-controlled resources panel approved the bill today 23-17, sending it to the House floor.
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