HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » House Considers ‘Drone Zo...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:23 PM

House Considers ‘Drone Zone’ Bill To Roll Back Dozens Of Environmental Laws Within 100 Miles of U.S.

This afternoon the House of Representatives is considering H.R. 2578, a package of public lands bills that contains a provision from Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) giving U.S. Customs and Border Protection authority to shut down any economic or recreational activity within 100 miles of the northern and southern U.S. borders if deemed necessary for securing them.

The section also rolls back more than 30 environmental and public health laws within the 100-mile zone including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the National Park Service Organic Act that helps protect and preserve national parks (see full list here).

Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) dubbed the provision a “drone zone” bill and explained at a press conference today that:

It essentially will be a national sacrifice zone where our rights, our liberties, and our environment can be sacrificed for the sake of an ideological anti-immigrant, anti-environment agenda. Make no mistake, this isn’t a bill that actually addresses immigration issues.


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/06/19/502243/house-considers-drone-zone-bill-to-roll-back-dozens-of-environmental-laws-within-100-miles-of-us-borders/


2 replies, 745 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply House Considers ‘Drone Zone’ Bill To Roll Back Dozens Of Environmental Laws Within 100 Miles of U.S. (Original post)
phantom power Jun 2012 OP
RC Jun 2012 #1
phantom power Jun 2012 #2

Response to phantom power (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:16 PM

1. I'm waiting for the bill that extends the 100 mile zone to 500 miles, then to 750 miles in.

 

Most distances over approximately 750 miles North/South would be overlap from the other border. East/West would not matter.

We'd better hurry people, we don't have much time before the whole country becomes one big prison camp.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RC (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:30 PM

2. I'm sometimes reminded of our new "border fences"

which are so popular down here. I like to remind the minute-man crew that you can wake up one morning and find the same fences being used to keep you in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread