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Antiquities Act

Obama Should Designate Marine National Monuments In Alaska

Richard Steiner | Posted 01.05.2015 | 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...

The Bodie Hills: An American Treasure

Mark Starr | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Mark Starr

Lands such as the Bodie Hills are truly sacred to many of us who have served, as they offer us a chance to find a spiritual peace. Talk to many veterans who have served on the battlefield and they will tell you about their difficult journey to reintegrate upon their return home.

National Parks: Antiquities Act Strengthens Our Best Idea

Tom Kiernan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We applaud President Obama for listening and responding to the voices of countless Americans who share our desire to protect and preserve places of great natural, cultural, and historical wonder.

Rio Grande del Norte: A Gift for the Veterans and Military Families of New Mexico

Mark Starr | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Mark Starr

This is a big win for the people of New Mexico and our nation. And it isn't the only win this week for Veterans.

Antiquities Act: A Great GOP Conservation Accomplishment

Jim DiPeso | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Jim DiPeso

Protecting our American heritage is an act of patriotism. Our heritage helps us appreciate our country's special place in history. The Republicans who passed the Antiquities Act and the presidents who used the law understood that.

Attack on Antiquity

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

This is a case of Republicans yearning to separate Obama from previous White House occupants in a pejorative way as part of their political vendetta against him. It is true there is nothing new about Congress' periodic push back against unilateral presidential authority to create national monuments.

Your Newest National Monument: Obama Protects California's Fort Ord

Bill Meadows | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Bill Meadows

Just 48 hours before Earth Day, President Obama designated Fort Ord, California, a national monument. This did not come as a surprise to the citizens of California's central coast, and those who supported preserving the former military base's rich history and lush nature.

Obama's Monumental Opportunity

Michael Brune | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Last November, Obama used the Antiquities Act to protect Virginia's Fort Monroe, an important and symbolic Civil War site. It was an admirable choice, but so far it has been his only choice. If I were president for a day, I'd start with these three.

Historic Presidential Moment

Bill Meadows | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Bill Meadows

President Obama's designation of Fort Monroe as a National Monument is aligned with the values and spirit of the American people, and will hopefully be a strong indicator of things to come.

The Sneak Attack on America's Lands

Bill Meadows | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

Throwing open the gates to development and improper use of these national treasures is no less egregious than using the Declaration of Independence for a placemat.

Americans Speak up for Our Great Outdoors

Bill Meadows | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

In the midst of one of the most anti-conservation Congresses in the recent memory, a collection of Wilderness designation bills have been introduced by conservation leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

GOP Bill Would Allow Congress To Veto National Monuments

Andrew Reilly | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

Our national morale has undoubtedly taken a hit from the lingering recession, but would we be willing to surrender national monuments to get back on t...

House Republican Look To Stop 105-Year-Old Law

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush have designated public land as national monuments, using a federal law to prot...

Interior Department Documents Reveal Plans To Protect Enormous Amounts Of Land In The West

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Broad swaths of western land, equivalent to the size of Colorado and Wyoming combined, should be considered "treasured lands" and managed without rega...