Lame Duck Land Grab

Job killing environmental laws and land grabs are being endorsed by Senator Bingaman and other Democrats in Congress for passage during the lame duck session in Washingon. Read the report which outlines the Obama Administration’s involvement and decide for yourself.

Lame Duck Land Grab

“Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is hoping to pass a package of public lands and wilderness bills during the lame-duck session of Congress. Bingaman’s panel has sent more than 60 bills to the floor this session that would create new national parks, monuments, wilderness areas and wildlife sanctuaries. Now he’s hoping to bundle them into an omnibus measure for Senate passage before the 111th Congress adjourns, spokesman Bill Wicker confirmed today.”…. (continue)

Congressional report: “The War on Western Jobs”

….“Instead of making it easier for western businesses and communities to create new jobs, this Administration enforced an anti-business, anti-multiple use agenda that only makes the situation worse,” said Barraso.To that end, the report focuses at 10 areas where the Obama administration is making things worse:

1. Taxing energy use

2. Federalizing all surface water within the 50 states and territories

3. Restricting access to America’s vast reserves of affordable, American oil and natural gas

4. Imposing “one size fits all” mandates on western communities

5. Putting a priority on protecting species over American jobs

6. Blocking a multiple-use policy in our National Forests

7. Over-regulating coal

8. Seizing additional private western lands and placing them under control of the federal government

9. Requiring new federal permitting requirements into new areas of the western economy

10.Stopping domestic mining in favor of the importation of foreign minerals

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/congressional-report-the-war-on-western-jobs-104091063.html#ixzz15Abu5c4i

Read the entire report here:
http://robbishop.house.gov/UploadedFiles/WaronWesternJobsReportFinal.pdf

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