President Obama Applies Antiquities Act to the Oceans
"President Roosevelt never intended for the Antiquities Act to be used as a political weapon to curry favor with special interest groups. If you read the original text of the Antiquities Act it clearly articulates its intended purpose. Over time, it has devolved into a political arrow in the quiver of both Republican and Democrat presidents. If these areas in the Pacific are worthy of inclusion they should have no problem being approved through the open Congressional process, which allows for public input and participation," said Congressman Rob Bishop.?