Conservatives Push Back Against Parks Provisions in Defense Bill

The Hill discusses our and other organizations' objections to the back-room dealings in the land package of the NDAA:

Conservative organizations are backing the lawmakers in their objections.

The Heritage Foundation blasted the move, saying the land package “would lead to more government ownership of America’s land and more restrictive land-use policies that prohibit energy development and economic activity.”

The Competitive Enterprise Institute called the agreement “a backroom deal that would lock up use of hundreds of thousands of acres of land.”

Top lawmakers overseeing defense and natural resources in both chambers defended the deal as a necessary step that accomplishes their conservation, energy and defense priorities.