Next week, the “Bundy bill” or A.B. 408 will be heard in the Nevada Assembly Natural Resources committee. This is a dangerous piece of legislation, which once again threatens access to our public lands.
Can you attend the hearing in Carson City, Las Vegas or Elko on AB408 on Tuesday, March 31st at 1:30 p.m.?
This bill would allow for Red Rock, Great Basin National Park and other critical areas to be given to corporations for "beneficial use." There is no constitutional basis for Nevada taking ownership and management of federal public lands. Many states have tried and all have failed. This bill values grazing, mining and timber over all other uses of land.
It is unclear whether the public will be allowed on land that is being "put to beneficial use." Giving an all access pass to companies to use and abuse our public lands will destroy important wildlife habitat and ruin our hunting & fishing economy. This bill will have a devastating effect on Nevada's economy. What happens to existing mining leases, mining claims, grazing leases, energy rights of way, public access, and wilderness areas?
You can use the sample language above to tell your legislators via email or using the opinion link above that we will not stand for this type of legislation in our state! We should not be rewarding an extreme rancher and his posse for their bad behavior by giving them special treatment at the Nevada legislature. Nevada’s public lands belong in the public hands. We should not be selling our land to the highest bidder.
We know the Bundy and his crew plan to turn out in force on Tuesday and we need you to be there as well to tell our side of the story! WE NEED YOU!
Join us next Tuesday to speak out against AB 408. Please attend the hearing at 1:30 in Carson City, Las Vegas or Elko.
Room 3138 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
Videoconferenced to Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.
Videoconferenced to Room 120, High Tech Center, Great Basin College, 1290 Burns Rd, Elko, NV.
We need everyone to take action now. We must make our voices heard and stand up for our land!