Environmental groups protest; hearing set for July 8
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — One the latest proposals from the Republican majority leaders in thewould exempt homeland security activity from 36 environmental and other laws on any lands within 100 miles of the U.S. border and coastlines — all in the name of national security and an attempt to thwart illegal immigration.
H.R. 1505, the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, was introduced by ultra-conservative Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. It would apply to an area that encompasses 10 whole states, including Florida and Hawaii. (more…)
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