May 12, 2022 -- Twenty-One Republican Senators sent a letter to Chairman Mallory of the Council on Environmental Quality to Prepare a Programatic Environmental Impact Study for the 30x30 Program.
The Senator's are:
Kevin Cramer, (ND), Shelley Moore Capito, (WV), Cynthia M. Lummis, (WY), John Hoeven, (ND), Mike Crapo, (ID), James M. Inhofe, (OK), Roger Marshall, M.D., (KS), Chuck Grassley, (IA), James E. Risch, (ID), Bill Cassidy, M.D., (LA), M. Michael Rounds, (SD), Mitt Romney, (UT), Jerry Moran, (KS), Lisa Murkowski, (AK), Deb Fischer, (NE), John Thune, (SD), Ted Cruz, (TX), Dan Sullivan, (AK), Joni K. Ernst, (IA), James Lankford, (OK), John Cornyn, (TX)
Commissioner Tom Jankovsky, Garfield County, Colorado
"Garfield County supports the request by Senator Cramer and his colleagues to enact NEPA concerning the 30x30 program. The 30x30 is a programmatic change for the lands of the United States and will require a thorough environmental analysis."
Craig Rucker, President, CFACT
“Locking up a third of America’s land as a nature preserve, which is essentially what the 30x30 initiative hopes to achieve, will have devastating consequences on businesses, communities, and private citizens alike. It is hard to envision that if a NEPA study were done correctly, as the Senators are requesting, it would in any way find grounds for this ill-conceived, reckless policy initiative to proceed onward. It needs to be kickstarted immediately!"
James Taylor, President, Heartland Institute
“Locking up the American people’s land under the guise of fighting global warming is nonsensical, counter-productive, and an assault on rural America. This great land can remain free only if the people themselves own the vast majority of the land. With government control of our lands comes government oppression. Moreover, the American people themselves, rather than government, are the best caretakers of their land. When government gets involved, neglect, corruption, and mismanagement invariably follow.”
Margaret Byfield, Executive Director, American Stewards of Liberty
“We are deeply appreciative the Senators have taken this action to require accountability and transparency from the Biden Administration on 30x30. The Administration is side-stepping the very law America’s landowners must comply with to produce our nation’s food, fiber, minerals and energy. If the Administration is certain we are in a crisis and our lands must be protected, then they should not fear the outcome of a NEPA study. We are very thankful to Senator Cramer for his leadership on this vital issue.”
Fifteen Governors signed a joint letter noticing President Biden that section 216 of the Climate Crisis Executive Order (14008), to conserve 30 percent of America’s lands by 2030, “infringes on the sovereignty of the states and rights of the citizens.”
Led by Nebraska's Pete Ricketts, who was the first Governor to oppose 30 x 30, the letter was signed by the Governors of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.
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May 11, 2021, Representative Boebert and 22 of her Colleagues filed the “30 x 30 Termination Act.” This bill prohibits federal funds from being spent to carry out the program, ensures no net-loss of non-federal land in counties and states that already have a significant federal presence, ensures no net-loss of multiple-use activities without Congressional approval, and prohibits unilateral mineral withdrawals without Congressional approval. (Background)
Also, a companion bill has been filed in the Senate led by U.S. Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. (KS) and Kevin Cramer (ND). The Senate 30 X 30 TERMINATION ACT, blocks the Biden Administration’s 30 x 30 directive to conserve at least 30% of our private lands and waters by 2030. The legislation prevents a number of invasive actions on public and private land in the name of conservation and ensures 30 x 30 is stopped dead in its tracks.
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