New York Times Editorializes on Budget, America’s Great Outdoors and Monuments

On Sunday, February 20, the New York Times issued an editorial praising the inclusiveness and transparency of the America’s Great Outdoors report.

The editorial also criticizes the proposed-Congressional budget for stripping critical conservation programs, and alludes to an anticipated fight challenging the President’s authority to designate new national monuments under the Antiquities Act.

It is no coincidence that the editorial was released President’s Day weekend.  For, 15 Presidents – from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush — have used the Antiquities Act to protect our most beloved and iconic places.

The editorial reminds us that across the country open space is disappearing at a record pace. This Congress has the opportunity to reconnect our children with the outdoors, now and forever.

– Jeremy Cherson

Jeremy Cherson is an Environmental Policy student at American University and an intern at The Wilderness Society. He is a contributor every Tuesday.

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