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Antiquities Act

Now More Than Ever We Need to Protect Our Public Lands

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.14.2017 | Green
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Nathan Vink UCF Forum columnist I spent nearly a year of my life walking within the borders of what is now designated as the Bears Ears National M...

'Green News Report' - January 5, 2017

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: While we were out: President Obama created two new national monuments; Wi...

Critics of Public Lands Want to Roll Back Land Protection

Will Rogers | Posted 11.21.2016 | Green
Will Rogers

Well, that didn't take long. Just one day after returning from the November election, a congressional committee held a hearing to discuss transferrin...

One Of Obama's Legacies: A Park System That Looks Like All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to declare the Stonewall Inn a national monument in the coming weeks. Stonewall, located in Greenwich...

Veterans: California Desert National Monuments Would Protect WWII History and National Heritage

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 11.18.2016 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

When American troops were called on to join the greatest global conflict the world has ever seen, WWII, there was a need to train new tank units under...

Latinos to Congress: Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Preserve the Antiquities Act!

Jose Calderon | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Jose Calderon

Parks offer Latinos a way to reconnect to something central to our culture and identity. These green spaces are ideal for family gatherings and for facilitating community connections, not unlike the plazas in towns across Latin America. In this way, the nation's parks brings Latinos together.

Vets Celebrate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument's First Anniversary

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 05.21.2016 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

I once swore an oath to defend our way of life as Americans. It is encouraging to see some of our decision makers dedicating themselves to further protect our national heritage by preserving our natural resources.

Kate Sheppard

The One Thing Conservation Groups Are A Little Excited About This Congress | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the new chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Rob Bishop may be ready to spar with the Obama administration on some ke...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Names 3 New National Monuments | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will designate three new national monuments on Thursday and announce a new initiative to increase the number of c...

10 Iconic Movie Sets Starring ... The Antiquities Act

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

From Star Wars to Titanic, from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, some of our most beloved movies were filmed in landscapes and historic sites protected by the Antiquities Act.

Latinos Choose the West for Environment, Fight for Protection Because of Passion

Maite Arce | Posted 04.14.2015 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

For many, economic opportunities like employment or cost of living can have significant bearing on where we choose to live. But, the results of the new Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll tell a different story.

President and Mrs. Obama -- Please Don't Approve the Taking of Public Parkland for the Obama Presidential Library

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.14.2015 | Chicago
Charles A. Birnbaum

President and Mrs. Obama, given this administration's exceptional legacy on the protection of open space, please don't make history by approving the confiscation of National Register designated public parkland for the Obama Presidential Library.

Sometimes, It Takes a President

Rod Torrez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

I am also remembering my moment with Mom and César Chávez for another reason: I am angry. I am angry that the very Antiquities Act, which gives presidents power to set aside National Monuments, is about to be gutted.

Obama Should Designate Marine National Monuments In Alaska

Richard Steiner | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Richard Steiner

While political and business interests in Alaska are likely to oppose such new federal marine protections, it is important to note that federal waters off Alaska are co-owned an co-managed by all Americans, and all Americans have a say in their management.

9 Iconic Movie Sets, Starring ...The Antiquities Act

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Denise Ryan, Director of Public Lands Policy An R2-D2 figure visits Death Valley National Park (also known as the planet Tatooine in "Sta...

President Obama, Let's Make History! Create Our 402nd National Park and Chicago's First at Pullman

Theresa Pierno | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Labor Day isn't just a day for barbecues and being with family and friends. The holiday has ties to the South Side of Chicago in the Pullman neighborh...

New National Monument Preserves Hispanic Heritage

Maite Arce | Posted 07.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

Southern New Mexico's Organ Mountains Desert Peaks region will be protected by President Obama as a national monument on Wednesday, and rightfully so.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Plans To Designate New Monument, Republicans Plan To Freak Out | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama plans to announce a new national monument on Wednesday, protecting nearly half a million acres in southern New ...

Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument Is Good for Veterans

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks is the crossroads of New Mexico's diverse history and culture, filled with natural wonders and incredible hunting and recreational opportunities.

Five Reasons We Support the Antiquities Act (And You Should Too)

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Denise Ryan, Director of Public Lands Policy, Government Relations and Policy View from the Effigy Mounds National Monument, north of Mar...

Congress Expected to Vote Today on GOP Bill Attacking National Parks, Antiquities Act

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In order to build the National Park Service for posterity, we all have to make at least a small effort to block attempts to destroy it. Clearly, the GOP is only concerned with scoring points with fringe wackadoodles who can't seem to remember anything that happened prior to January 20, 2009.

Monumental Folly

Ellis Richard | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Ellis Richard

The Antiquities Act is often our last hope for conserving our treasured landscapes. Now a new bill is attempting to gut it.

Why Do House Republicans Want to Prevent New Parks?

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Garett Reppenhagen

When did protecting our national heritage become a partisan issue? House Republicans, this month, are seeking to curtail the president's ability to protect our nation's rich military and cultural heritage.

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Push Bill Curbing Obama's Ability To Designate National Monuments | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a Republican-backed bill that would make it more difficult for the president to declare new...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Praises 'All-Of-The-Above' Energy Strategy | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.28.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama celebrated the efforts his administration has made to cut gre...