The latest – and thus far the most extreme – in a string of recent attacks on public lands, H.R. 1505, or “the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act,” was recently introduced by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT). This bill would give Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rights to override 36 environmental and other laws for all areas within 100 miles of
Bishop’s bill would have an enormous impact on
The overarching purpose of the bill, according to Bishop, is to increase national security protections on our nation’s borders. While the security of
Jane Danowitz, Pew Environment Group’s director of
The Department of Homeland Security is a department of the federal government, created to protect the territory of the
Terra Miller-Cassman is WWC’s summer conservation outreach intern and blog writer. She recently completed her first year of UW’s environmental studies. For questions, contact Terra at firstname.lastname@example.org.