BHA Members Speak Up Against “The Border Bill” (HR 1505)

Watch the video links below of MN BHA members speaking out against HR 1505:

-Erik Jensen

-Bob & Pat Tammen

By giving the Department of Homeland Security sweeping control of all federal lands within 100 miles of a federal border, the Border Bill would exclude sportsmen’s input from projects affecting the border lands upon which many of us depend. Some of the more problematic provisions within HR 1505 include:

  • Section 2(b) - (b) Would give The Secretary of Homeland Security immediate access to any public land managed by the Federal Government for purposes of conducting activities that assist in securing the border, including access to maintain and construct roads, construct a fence, use vehicles to patrol, and set up monitoring equipment (includes designated wilderness and roadless lands).

  • Section 2(c) Would exempt the Department of Homeland Security from 36 federal environmental regulations for the activities listed in 2(b).

For a map of Federal lands impacted by HR 1505, click here.  The bill text can be found here and further discussion on HR 1505 can be found here.


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