Ironically, the Antiquities Act will now be in great danger from people like Pearce. President Obama used it yesterday to protect large swaths of public land in Utah and Nevada. Read about it here. This article was written by former Washington Post staffer Tom Kenworthy who sits on the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Board with me and other rabble rousers.
The designations of these new National Monuments will bring out the worst in the Clive Bundy crowd and their GOP western Congressional delegations. They will try do undo these designations and then go after the Antiquities Act which has been used by almost every administration since Teddy Roosevelt to protect great American Landscapes and special places. This roll back will be done in the name of profit for the fossil fuel boys.
This is one worth manning the barricades for! Some bad behavior will be needed in the home towns of every Congressional member who thinks this repeal is needed.