^ Bryce Canyon National Park, where nearby coal mining expansion threatens this beautiful piece of earth. The government wants to sell off public lands to further develop nasty strip mines. It does not end...

I found this article first posted on the backcountry.com blog,  and it comes from the Adventure Journal.


"The National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, sponsored by Utah?s Congressman Rob Bishop and approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources 26 to 17, waives the power of 36 environmental and other laws within 100 miles of U.S. borders nationwide"

"Environmental laws waived by this legislation include the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Wilderness Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, National Park Service Organic Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Coastal Zone Management Act" 

To me this sounds like a complete extraction of everything we have in this country whether that be the non-renewable resources, or the last wild lands that are still void of mans exploitation. Our government is hell bent on having complete control over everything in this country. Will the people still have a voice in the future? If its left up to them, then I don't think so.