S.22- Omnibus Public Land Management Act 2009

Key Conservative Concerns
Take-Away Points

*Blocks millions of acres from new oil and gas leasing, logging, mining, and all other business activity in these areas.

*Eliminates 1.2 million acres from mineral leasing and energy exploration in Wyoming alone – withdrawing 331 million barrels of recoverable oil and 8.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from domestic energy supply.

*Designates more than 2 million acres of land as wilderness areas;
permanently eliminating human access for energy exploration or recreational opportunities.

*Eliminates a proposed terminal site for importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Massachusetts by designating a river that runs through a city as “wild and scenic”.

*Authorizes $5.5 billion of new discretionary spending and $915 million of direct spending.

*Codifies the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) creates a duplicative agency without a clear mission or structure.

*Contains over 80 new wilderness designations or additions to federal lands. Undermines the Second Amendment by potentially restricting hunting opportunities on BLM land.

*Eliminates the ability of local government to tax itself – costing taxpayers around $7 billion per year.

*Makes collecting fossils an illegal activity, subjecting thousands of hobbyists to 5 years in federal jail.

Pork Projects:
*$3.5 million to the city of St. Augustine, FL for a birthday party,
*$200,000 for a tropical botanical garden in Hawaii
*$250,000 to study the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton in the U.S. Virgin Islands
*$37 million for a park in New Jersey that is not even supported by the National Park Service.

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2 Responses to “S.22- Omnibus Public Land Management Act 2009”

  1. PATRIOT Says:

    Dumb, dumb, dumb why are neocons sooooo dumb! Cannot they understand that the land is our greatest asset. Neocon, knuckledraggers would prefer to rape and pillage all the reamining land to make a profit. What would be left for our children? What future would we be leaving for them?
    The land is a gift from the God that we must use very wisely because once it is gone it cannot be replaced. The land does not belong to any specific group. We are simply the guardians of the land and therefore should not destroy it for todays needs. So if our GREAT President wants to preserve this land for future generations then that is great leadership.
    I will say it again…Obama made no secret of his plans or his political leanings. The people elected him in a landslide. They also gave him a unified Democart Congress to get things done. You lost the damn election now go lay down in a corner and shut up unless you have something positive to add to the discussion. The party of Doom and Gloom has been tossed to the trash where they belong.

  2. CountDown Says:

    Spoken just like a true progressive/liberal/socialist/communist, Patsy.

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