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1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]


There is a bill in Congress that would remove the federal protections granted to national monuments under the Antiquities Act of 1906.

The bill is H.R. 4532.

The first national monument to go under the scalpel is the Bear’s Ears National Monument in Southern Utah. If the Department of the Interior is successful in destroying this national monument, the next one slated for destruction is the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, also located in Utah. Third on the list is one of the few remaining old-growth forests and one of the most bio-diverse areas in the Western United States, the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument along the California-Oregon border.

Some of the protections granted to national parks and monuments are safety from mining, drilling, fracking, clear-cutting, grazing and off-road vehicle damage. The national monument status also protects the cultural and natural resources from vandalism, looting and destruction from inappropriate uses.

While we as citizens are not able to vote on this bill, our elected officials in Congress will be asked to vote on it. Our voices can only be heard through our representatives. Write them, email them or call them and let them know how you feel about H.R. 4532. Call your local representative at (202) 225-1956.

 

John Windsor lives in Elizabeth Lake and works in Santa Clarita.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Dave Rickmers says:

    We need unspoiled land more than easy diggings for shiny rocks. Utah had a reputation for being God’s Country. Now it’s just another open pit mine. Tic tic tic.

  2. Dave Rickmers says:

    Doesn’t this make America an [sic] Indian Giver?! Forgive me.

  3. Nadiya Littlewarrior says:

    I have signed every petition, made phone calls and written my senators and rep. Knight. By the way, he does not care. Both senators have responded with support against selling off or changing our protected sacred lands in any way.
    Plus I donated, also, against Knight.

  4. Tracey Shul says:

    Thank you, John, for continuing to speak out supporting the protection of the innocent and the irreplaceable. Keep being a voice in the wilderness. God bless you for your goodness and courage.

  5. Tracey Shul says:

    Thank you, John, for continuing to stand up for the innocent and the irreplaceable. Please keep on being a voice in the wilderness! God bless your goodness and courage.

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