April 6, 2014 in Letters, Opinion

Politics won’t protect lands

 

It seems that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has a bone to pick with the good ol’ USA.

Once again, House Republicans wasted their time on a bill, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act, that is opposed to the will of the public, namely the protection of public lands and our national parks. Close to 90 percent of American voters think that candidates who protect our national parks also care about the environment, and 77 percent think the president should help restore the parks for the next century, but not good ol’ boy Cathy.

The trouble is in the act of a “hate for Obama,” she shows she thinks that there is no public land worth saving except for mining, drilling, logging or fracking, and God forbid if President Obama wishes to use the Antiquities Act to save any of these lands to become national parks later.

When the House closed the parks with their government shutdown last fall, the communities around the parks lost $414 million in 16 days.

Quit wasting your time and get to work on legislation that we support. Get off your high horse, Cathy.

David Robinson

Curlew, Wash.


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